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Waumegesako

Waumegesako | Painting | Wisconsin Historical Society
Painted portrait of Wa-me-ge-sa-ko, or The Wampum, the head chief of the Chippewas, Pottawattamies and Ottawas.
DESCRIPTION
Painted portrait of Wa-me-ge-sa-ko, or The Wampum, the head chief of the Chippewas, Pottawattamies and Ottawas.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:3013
Creation Date: 1839
Creator Name:Harrison, Mark Robert
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Collection Name:WHS Museum Collection
Genre:Painting
Original Format Type:paintings
Original Format Number:1942.57
Original Dimensions:unknown
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Wamegesako played a prominent part at the treaties of Butte des Morts in 1827, at Green Bay in 1828, at Prairie du Chien in 1829, and at Chicago in 1833. At the latter of which, the Indian title was extinguished to all that fine tract of country, commencing at Gros Point, nine miles north of Chicago, to the source of the Milwaukee River, and thence west to Rock River, which was ratified in 1835. The portrait of this distinguished Indian chief of Wisconsin, must ever be esteemed as valuable and interesting." (State Historical Society of Wisconsin, Fifth Annual Report [for 1858], 1859, p. 30-31.) The original was painted in 1839, by [George P.A.] Healy, an Irish artist, about whom we know nothing; and this is a copy made by [Mark Robert] Harrison, a very clever artist, of Fond du Lac, presented by Hon. Narcisse M. Juneau."
SUBJECTS
Painting
Portraits
Clothing and dress
Ojibwa Indians
Medals
Men

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