|Artist||King, Charles Bird|
|Title||TAH-CHEE (A CHEROKEE CHIEF)|
|Collection||Art of the American West|
|Credit line||Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Richard D. Grand|
Known for his portrait paintings, King was commissioned by the US Government to render the likenesses of Native American Chiefs that visited Washington, D.C. The artist worked for the government for twenty years amassing dozens of portraits. In 1865 a fire at the Smithsonian Museum destroyed all but a few of the original paintings. Tah-Chee is just one of the lithographs standing as an artistic record derived from King's works.