Portrait of Iometah (ca. 1772-1865)
Samuel Marsden Brookes (1816-1892)
Oil on canvas
Menominee chief Iometah, also named Augustin Carron, was born to a French-Canadian/Abenaki father and a Menominee mother. His brother was the famous chief Tomah. Iometah fought on the side of the British during the War of 1812. Later, he signed several treaties with the United States government on behalf of the Menominee. According to the original inscription on the back of the canvas, Samuel Marsden Brookes painted this portrait of Iometah at the Menominee Reservation at Keshena, Wisconsin in September of 1858.
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