The name of the Native Indian in the picture of the Kiowa Indian is Quáy-hám-kay, Stone Shell, a Brave, 1834, Kiowa tribe. The picture of him raises different points of interest which increase knowledge and understanding of Native Indian tribes:
The title we have given the picture reflects the name of the tribe, for ease of identification.
Description of the Picture
Stone Shell “is another fair specimen of the warriors of this tribe,” Catlin writes, “and … somewhat allied to the mysteries and arcana of the healing art, from the close company he keeps with my friend Dr. Findley, who is surgeon to the regiment, and by whom I have been employed to make a copy of my portrait of this distinguished personage.”
The Manners, Customs and Conditions of the North American Indians (1832 - 1839)