Detail View: McKenney and Hall: History of the Indian Tribes: Wa-kawn, a Winnebago chief

Work Record ID: 
83
Reproduction Record ID: 
83
Work Class: 
portraits
Work Type: 
print
Title: 
History of the Indian Tribes of North America
Title Type: 
collective title
Title: 
Wa-kawn, a Winnebago chief
Title Type: 
inscribed title
Measurements: 
11.90 x 7.75 inb (30.23 x 19.69 cm) on sheet 20.10 x 14.40 in (51.05 x 36.58 cm)
Measurement Type: 
dimensions
Material: 
rag paper
Material Type: 
support
Technique: 
color lithograph
Inscription: 
lower center: WA_KAWN, / A WINNEBAGO CHIEF. / PUBLISHED BY J. T. BOWEN, PHILAD.A / Drawn, Printed & Coloured at J. T. Bowen's Lithographic Establishment, N.o 94, Walnut S.t. / Entered according to act of Congress in the Year 1841 by J. T. Bowen, in the Clerks Office of the District Court of the Eastern Dis.t of Penn.a
Creator: 
Inman, Henry, 1801-1846
Creator Dates: 
1801-1846
Creator Nationality: 
American
Creator Type: 
personal name
Creator Role: 
painter
Creator: 
Lewis, James Otto, 1799-1858
Creator Dates: 
1799-1858
Creator Nationality: 
American
Creator Type: 
personal name
Creator Role: 
painter
Creator: 
Ford, Athanasius
Creator Type: 
personal name
Creator Role: 
painter
Date: 
1841
Location: 
Prairie du Chien (Wis.)
Location Type: 
creation site
Location: 
Fond du Lac (Minn.)
Location Type: 
creation site
Repository: 
Archives and Rare Books Library, University Libraries, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio
Repository Type: 
current repository
ID Number: 
ARB E77 .M13 Vol. 2
ID Number Type: 
call number
ID Number: 
83
ID Number Type: 
plate number
ID Number: 
83
ID Number Type: 
standard number
Style Period: 
Art, American--19th century
Style Period: 
realism
Culture: 
American
Subject: 
Armbands
Subject: 
Earrings
Subject: 
Face painting
Subject: 
Feathers
Subject: 
Hair ornaments
Subject: 
Necklaces
Subject: 
Robes
Subject: 
Trade silver
Subject: 
Indians of North America--19th century
Subject: 
Indians in art
Subject: 
Peace medals
Subject: 
Vermilion
Subject: 
Fond du Lac, Treaty of (1826)
Subject: 
Prairie du Chien, Treaty of (1825)
Subject: 
Winnebago (Hotcangara)
Subject: 
Neckwear
Subject: 
The Snake (Wa-kawn), ca. 1778-1838
Related Work: 
McKenney, Thomas Loraine, 1785-1859 & Hall, James, 1793-1868. History of the Indian Tribes of North America. Philadelphia: Frederick W. Greenough, 1838-1844.
Relation Type: 
larger entity
Description: 
ART WORKS Plate 68 of The Aboriginal Port-Folio (1835-1838) indicates that the original was painted by James Otto Lewis (1799-1858) at the Treaty of Prairie du Chien, held at Prairie du Chien (Wis.) in 1825. Lewis' 1850 catalog indicates the original was painted at the Treaty of Fond du Lac, held at Fond du Lac (Minn.) in 1826. The Snake is not listed among the signatories of either treaty. Location of original unknown. The Lewis original was copied by Athanasius Ford in Washington, D.C. This copy is listed as No. 57 in the Catalogue of Indian Paintings Belonging to the Government Collection which appeared in William J. Rhees' 1859 Guide to the Smithsonian Institution: "WAA-KAWN, The Snake - Winnebago (Ford from Lewis, 1826)" (Viola, 1976, p. 144). This copy was destroyed in the Smithsonian fire of 1865. A copy of the Ford painting by Henry Inman (1801-1846) is in the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University (Peabody Number: 82-51-10\28226). George Catlin (1796-1872) painted The Snake, probably in Washington (D.C.) in 1828 (Truettner Gallery No. 213) (Truettner, 1979, p. 201).
Description: 
PRINTS A lithograph based on the Lewis painting appears only in the Philadelphia, 1835-1838 edition of The Aboriginal Port-Folio. (Reese: 68) Lithographs based on the Inman copy of the Ford painting appear in the following editions of McKenney, Thomas Loraine, 1785-1859, and Hall, James, 1793-1868. The History of the Indian Tribes of North America: Philadelphia: F. W. Greenough, 1838-1844. Philadelphia: J. T. Bowen, 1848-1850.
Description: 
REFERENCES Horan, James D. The McKenney-Hall Portrait Gallery of American Indians. New York: Bramhall House, 1986. pp. 284-285. Lewis, James Otto, 1799-1858. Catalogue of the Indian Gallery, Painted by J.O. Lewis. New York: J.O. Lewis, 1850. No. 15, p. 9. Truettner, William H. The Natural Man Observed: A Study of Catlin's Indian Gallery. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1979. p. 201. Viola, Herman J. The Indian Legacy of Charles Bird King. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1976. p. 144.
Information Source: 
Date: Supplied from plate. Plate No.: Supplied from copy reproduced. Standard No.: Supplied from volume contents list. Printer: "J. T. Bowen's Lithographic Establishment" in plate caption. [J. T. Bowen] Delineator: No indication.
Reproduction Rights Statement: 
(c) University of Cincinnati Digital Press, 2001