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Náh-pope, Soup, adviser to Black Hawk

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. 1985.66.8 Not currently on view


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Muk-a-tah-mish-o-kah-kaik (the black hawk) is the man to whom I have above alluded, as the leader of the ‘Black Hawk war,’ who was defeated by General Atkinson, and held a prisoner of war, and sent through Washington and other Eastern cities, with a number of others, to be gazed at . . . I believe it has been pretty generally admitted, that ‘Nah-pope’ and the ‘Prophet’ were, in fact, the instigators of the war; and either of them with much higher claims for the name of warrior than Black Hawk ever had.” (Catlin, Letters and Notes, vol. 2, no. 56, 1841; reprint 1973)

Keywords

Ethnic - Indian - Sauk and Fox

Ethnic - Indian - Sauk and Fox

Portrait male - soup

painting

paint - oil

fabric - canvas

metal - aluminum - support added