Sha-wá-no, The South, a Noted Warrior

The Menomonies. Like the Winnebagoes, are the remnant of a much more numerous and independent tribe, but have been reduced and enervated by the use of whiskey and the ravages of the small-pox, and number at this time, something like three thousand, living chiefly on the banks of Fox River, and the Western shore of Green Bay. They visit Prairie du Chien, where their annuities are paid them; and they indulge in the bane.” (Catlin, Letters and Notes, vol. 2, no. 52, 1841; reprint 1973)

Title
Sha-wá-no, The South, a Noted Warrior
Artist
Date
1831
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
21 1816 12 in. (53.642.0 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr.

Mediums
Mediums Description
oil on canvas
Classifications
Keywords
  • Portrait male – South
  • Ethnic – Indian – Menominee
Object Number
1985.66.222
Palette
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