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Artist King, Charles Bird
Title O-HYA-WA-MINCE-KEE (A CHIPPEWA CHIEF)
Artist 2 Duval, Peter (engraver)
Date 1843
Medium color lithograph
Catalog Number 1965.14
Collection Art of the American West
Object Name Print
Credit line Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Richard D. Grand
Didactic Information May 2013:
O-Hya-Wa-Mince-Kee was one of the Native American Chiefs who visited Washington, DC in the early 1800s. King painted his portrait which was included as a lithograph in Thomas L. McKenney and James Hall's History of the Indian Tribes of North America. McKenney was the head of the Bureau of Indian Affairs who arranged for King's commission of paintings with the government. James Hall authored an essay included in the book.