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Shawano (Shawnee Woman, Three Men [including Ten-squa-ta-way, 'the Open Door', Brother of Tecumseh], and Two Children)

Object Number: 
1872.23.75
Date: 
1866-68
Medium: 
Graphite and black ink on card
Dimensions: 
Overall: 18 3/8 x 24 1/8 in. ( 46.7 x 61.3 cm )
Marks: 
inscriptions: Signed
Inscriptions: 
Signed at right inside image in black ink: "Geo. Catlin"; inscribed at upper center outside image in black ink over graphite: "Pl. 75. / Shawano"; at lower border outside image in black ink: "249. 250 248 251"
Description: 
Ethnography. Studies of Native Americans: also called Shawnee, three males, one being Ten-squa-ta-way, brother of Tecumseh, called the "Shawnee Prophet", holding his "Sacred String of Beads" in one hand and in the other his "Miraclous Fire" brand; the two other males holding a gun and a pipe, one female and 2 children surround the 'Prophet', and all have pierced earlobe modifications and complex ear ornaments
Credit Line: 
Purchased by the Society
Provenance: 
The artist's collection; Francis Putnam Catlin, the artist's brother, serving as agent to George Henry Moore, acting on behalf of N-YHS
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group