McKenney-Hall Portrait Gallery

Between 1824 and 1832, delegations of Native Americans visited Washington, D.C., traveling by steamboat, stagecoach, and carriage to meet with government officials. Artist Charles Bird King and others painted portraits of several members of the Sac and Fox tribes, including these Meskwaki men. These classic portraits of warriors and chiefs often show the Jefferson peace medal worn around the neck. These early images were reproduced as lithographs and then color tinted by hand. More information about these portraits can be found in James D. Horan's McKenney-Hall Portrait Gallery.

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Appanoose

Kaipolequa

Keesheswa
Keeshewaa

Kishkekosh
Nesouaquoit Pashepahaw Peahmuska
Powasheek.
Tahcoloquoit

Taiomah

Wapella