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Whitney Western Art Museum

Makers
McGary, Dave 2
Descriptions
patina 6 bronze 330 pigment 539
Names
Sculpture 571
Subjects
Chief Washakie 3 Indian 729
Date:
1999
Dimensions:
H: 35.385 in, width: 21.5 in, depth: 14.385 in
Title:
Chief Washakie
Credit Line:
William E. Weiss Memorial Fund Purchase
Gloss:
McGary, a native of Cody, Wyoming, was selected to create a monumental sculpture of Chief Washakie as a gift from the people of the state of Wyoming to the United States Capitol. Two editions of smaller-sized versions of the portrait were produced to support the project. Revered for statesmanship and respected in battle, Chief Washakie (1798-1900) led the Eastern Shoshone people and signed the treaty creating a three million acre reservation in Wyoming for his people. "I fought to keep our land, our water, and our hunting grounds. Today, education is the weapon my people will need to protect them," stated Chief Washakie.
Inscription:
[lower right rear] Dave McGary/1999 10/50; [front of base] "Chief Washakie"/Dave McGary
Remarks:
Video present, stored in MRL
Accession Number:
3.00

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