Paul Caryl (Snake Head) Zotom
(1853 - 1913)
Paul Caryl (Snake Head) Zotom was active/lived in Oklahoma, Florida. Paul Zotom is known for Native American scene painting.
Biography Paul Caryl (Snake Head) Zotom
A Kiowa Indian, Paul Zotom was an active warrior before 1875, and was part of a scalping of a white man in 1874 on Signal Mountain in Indian Territory. In 1875, he and others surrendered and was sent to Fort Marion, Florida, where he changed lifestyles and took up painting scenes of Indian life. He gained particular distinction for painting teepees for the Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition held in Omaha in 1898.
In 1878, he went to New York State and took art training at Utica and became an Episcopalian and acquired sponsorship to study for the ministry. In June 1881, he was ordained and was then sent to Indian Territory to open a Kiowa Mission. He found this difficult and was dropped "because of his la
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