Graphite and black ink on card
Overall: 18 3/8 x 24 1/8 in. ( 46.7 x 61.3 cm )
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"
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
The artist's collection; Francis Putnam Catlin, the artist's brother, serving as agent to George Henry Moore, acting on behalf of N-YHS
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