Wa-kon-chásh-kaw, He Who Comes on the Thunder

  • George Catlin, Wa-kon-chásh-kaw, He Who Comes on the Thunder, 1828, oil, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr., 1985.66.211

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Before he began his extensive travels in the West, George Catlin found his first Indian subjects in the East. Nine members of a Winnebago delegation from present-day Wisconsin sat for him in Washington, D.C., in 1828.

Title
Wa-kon-chásh-kaw, He Who Comes on the Thunder
Artists
Date
1828
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
18 1/2 x 14 in. (47.0 x 35.7 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr.

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Keywords
  • Portrait male – He Who Comes On The Thunder
  • Ethnic – Indian – Winnebago
Object Number
1985.66.211
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