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Whitney Western Art Museum

Makers
Inman, Henry 3
Descriptions
oil on canvas 335
Names
Painting 860
Date:
1832
Dimensions:
H: 30.625 in, width: 25.625 in, Frame height: 39 in, Frame width: 34 in, frame depth: 2.375 in
Title:
Hoo-Wan-Ne-Ka (Little Elk)
Credit Line:
Gift of Allen & Company Incorporated
Gloss:
A Ho-Chunk (Winnebago) Chief who fought for the British during the War of 1812, Hoo-Wan-Ne-Ka or Little Elk, later made peace with the United States. He was a signer of the Prairie du Chien Treaty in 1825 and several other important treaties.
Inscription:
LRC: 28255 [verso, top of frame:] IV (or IX) (in chalk) Little Elk (in black paint:) 5 [top stretcher, in chalk:] Little Elk man (written in pencil) 28225 (on piece of white tape) #5/ 5B [bottom of frame:] 5
Accession Number:
21.95.1

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