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Missouri Indian, Oto Indian, Chief of the Puncas
Missouri Indian, Oto Indian, Chief of the Puncas
CreatorBodmer, Karl, 1809-1893
TitleMissouri Indian, Oto Indian, Chief of the Puncas
DescriptionTableau 7. Portraits of a Missouri Indian, Oto Indian, and Chief of the Puncas. The Puca Chief, named Schuh-De-Ga-Che or "He-Who-Smokes", is wearing a large peace medal on a string with the image of U.S. President James Madison. The Oto Indian is wearing a small padlock attached to a beaded necklace. The Missouri Indian named Mahinkacka or "Maker of Knives" is wearing a choker and earrings of "wampum" beads and a commercial or trade blanket. The other men are wearing traditional buffalo-hide skins.
Extent (Original)1 drawing: 44 x 60 cm
Format (Original)Aquatint
Languageeng; fre; ger;
Call NumberVAULT oversize Graff 4649 atlas
SourceKarl Bodmer's Illustrations to Prince Maximillian of Wied-Neuwied's Travels in the Interior of North America, 1832-34. In 1836 Maximilian commissioned Bodmer to create illustrations to accompany the text of his atlas documenting their travels. These illustrations include 81 plates of aquatints. VAULT oversize Graff 4649 atlas
Is Part OfEdward E. Ayer Art Collection (Newberry Library)
Coverage (Spatial)North America
Coverage (Temporal)19th century
Subject1Indians of North America -- Portraits
Subject2Ponca Indians -- Clothing and dress
Subject3Oto Indians -- Clothing and dress
Subject4Missouri Indians -- Clothing and dress
Subject5Indian beadwork -- Great Plains
PublisherNewberry Library
Date Issued (Digital)2006-06-15
Extent (Digital)97.2 Mb
Medium (Digital)Image/tiff
RightsAll rights reserved by the Newberry Library. Permission to reproduce in any format must be requested in writing. Contact Photoduplication Department, Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton St., Chicago, IL 60610. Phone: 312-255-3566 E-mail:
CollectionAyer Art Digital Collection (Newberry Library)
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