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I-o-wáy, One of Black Hawk's Principal Warriors

1832 George Catlin Born: Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania 1796 Died: Jersey City, New Jersey 1872 oil on canvas 29 x 24 in. (73.7 x 60.9 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr. 1985.66.12 Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 3rd Floor, 3A

Luce Center Label

I-o-way (the Ioway), one of Black Hawk's principal warriors; his body curiously ornamented with his ‘war-paint.’” (Catlin, Letters and Notes, vol. 2, no. 56, 1841; reprint 1973)


Ethnic - Indian - Sauk and Fox

Ethnic - Indian - Sauk and Fox

Portrait male - Ioway

Portrait male - Ioway - bust


paint - oil

fabric - canvas

metal - aluminum - support added