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Portrait of Austin E. Quinney

Painted by Amos Hamlin, Jr. (1814-1872).
Oil on canvas, 1849.
Wisconsin Historical Museum object #1942.478.
WHI 1923

PORTRAIT PAINTING

Portrait of Austin E. Quinney

Austin E. Quinney, or Ikutauam (1791-1865), an elected chief of the Stockbridge band of Mahican Indians, was a leader in their migration from New York to Wisconsin in the 1820s.

After the band settled in Calumet County in 1834, Quinney helped negotiate a series of treaties aimed at securing and protecting land for the band and its members.

Dr. Amos C. Hamlin, Jr., an itinerant portraitist originally from western New York, painted Quinney and his family in 1849, possibly while visiting a brother nearby. Seven years later, the Stockbridge and Munsee bands moved to a reservation in Shawano County.

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