George Catlin, Náh-pope, Soup, adviser to Black Hawk, 1832, oil on canvas, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr., 1985.66.8
“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)
Náh-pope, Soup, adviser to Black Hawk
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29 x 24 in. (73.7 x 60.9 cm)
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr.
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- oil on canvas
- Ethnic – Indian – Sauk and Fox
- Portrait male – soup
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