Náh-pope, Soup, adviser to Black Hawk

  • 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

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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)

Title
Náh-pope, Soup, adviser to Black Hawk
Artist
Date
1832
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
29 x 24 in. (73.7 x 60.9 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr.

Mediums
Mediums Description
oil on canvas
Classifications
Keywords
  • Ethnic – Indian – Sauk and Fox
  • Portrait male – soup
Object Number
1985.66.8
Palette
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