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Abdih-Hiddisch. A Minatarre Chief
Abdih-Hiddisch. A Minatarre Chief
CreatorBodmer, Karl, 1809-1893
TitleAbdih-Hiddisch. A Minatarre Chief
DescriptionTableau 24. Portrait of Abdih-Hiddisch, "Road-Maker", a Minatari or Hidatsa Chief who was a keeper of the tribal medicine bundle and had an extensive military record. He is adorned with tattoos on his chest, right arm and hand, neck and face. He wears a European hat with a coup feather, a peace medal around his neck, leggings with beaded strips and painted loops, and bird designs on his moccasins. He holds a war axe or hachet in his right hand.
Extent (Original)1 drawing; 55.5 x 44 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
Subject1Hidatsa Indians -- Clothing and dress -- 1830-1840
Subject2Hidatsa Indians -- Social life and customs
Subject3Peace -- Medals
Subject5Indians of North America -- Portraits
PublisherNewberry Library
Date Issued (Digital)2006-06-15
Extent (Digital)95.2 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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