Oil portrait of Souligny, Menominee war chief who fought with Tecumseh.

Oil Portrait of Menominee leader Souligny (1785-1864)


Born about 1785, Souligny was for many years the principal war chief of the Menominees. Although the Menominee nation remained officially neutral in the war of 1812, he was one of many warriors who fought independently alongside Tecumseh on the side of the British. This portrait was painted at Keshena, Wisconsin, in February of 1858, when he was about 73 years old; he died at the Great Falls of the Wolf River in December, 1864.


Related Topics: Explorers, Traders, and Settlers
The War of 1812
Creator: Brookes, Samuel Marsden, 1816-1892
Pub Data: Original oil painting in the Museum Division of the Wisconsin Historical Society.
Citation: Brookes, Samuel Marsden. "Souligny." Oil portrait, 1858, in the Wisconsin Historical Society; Online facsimile at:  http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=261; Visited on: 10/21/2014
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