Portait of Indian Chief Mato-Tope by George Catlin Greeting Card
Mato-Tope, Second Chief of the Mandans (1832) by George Catlin is a vintage American West fine art portrait painting. Mato-tope (aka Ma-to-toh-pe or Four Bears) was a Native American Indian and the second chief of the Mandan tribe. This warrior was to be known to the white man as four bears, a name he earned after charging the Assiniboine tribe during battle with the strength of four bears. About the artist: George Catlin (1796-1872) was an American painter, author and traveler who specialized in portraits of Native American Indians in the Old Wild West.