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Chief Buffalo

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Title: Chief Buffalo
Description: Portrait of Chief Buffalo, over-painted enlargement, possibly from a double-portrait (possibly an ambrotype). Grandson of Great Chief Buffalo. Chief Buffalo was a principal Chief of the Lake Superior Band of Chippewa (Ojibwa). He was also known as Ke-che-waish-ke (Great Renewer), Peezhickee or Bishiki (Buffalo), and (in French) Le Beouf. He was born at La Pointe on Madeline Island in about 1759, and died 7 September 1855 at La Pointe.

Image ID: 3957
Not known
Ross, Hamilton Nelson, 1889-1958 : Papers, 1874-1969
Genre: Painting
From the Madeline Island Historical Museum Collection, #1983.237.311
Subjects: Clothing
Ojibwa Indians

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