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Isaac Winnesheek, Winnebago Chief

Isaac Winnesheek, Winnebago Chief | Painting | Wisconsin Historical Society
Watercolor miniature of Isaac Winnesheek, Winnebago (Ho-Chunk) Chief.
Watercolor miniature of Isaac Winnesheek, Winnebago (Ho-Chunk) Chief.
Image ID:1861
Creation Date: 1829
Creator Name:Rindisbacher, Peter
Collection Name:Rindisbacher, Peter, 1806-1834 : Drawings, watercolors, and photographs of artwork, reproductions 1950s
Original Format Type:paintings
Original Format Number:PH 509A.3
Original Dimensions:6 x 7 inches (large mat)
Part A of this collection consists of original drawings and watercolors, attributed to Peter Rindisbacher, which are owned by the State Historical Society of Wisconsin. Rindisbacher (1806-1834), who was a Swiss-born immigrant, documented Indian and frontier life in the early American and Canadian West. This collection includes two wildlife drawings, a portrait of Winnebago Chief Issaac Winnesheek, and four watercolor drawings of Native American hunting scenes. Rindisbacher was born at Upper Emmenthal, Switzerland, in 1806. He emigrated with his family to the settlements of Lord Selkirk on the North Red River, near the present-day Winnipeg, Canada, in 1821. By 1826 the Rindisbacher family, along with others from the settlement, had moved to southwestern Wisconsin. Rindisbacher eventually settled in St. Louis, Missouri, where he died in 1834.
Clothing and dress
Ho Chunk Indians

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