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

Media - 1985.66.12 - SAAM-1985.66.12_2 - 136319
Copied George Catlin, I-o-wáy, One of Black Hawk's Principal Warriors, 1832, oil on canvas, 2924 in. (73.760.9 cm), Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr., 1985.66.12
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Artwork Details

Title
I‑o-wáy, One of Black Hawk’s Principal Warriors
Date
1832
Dimensions
2924 in. (73.760.9 cm)
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr.
Mediums
Mediums Description
oil on canvas
Classifications
Keywords
  • Indian — Sauk and Fox
  • Portrait male — Ioway
  • Portrait male — Ioway — bust
Object Number
1985.66.12

Artwork Description

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)