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Title Terrekitauahu (Generous Chief or the Giver) [graphic]: a Loup Pawnee chief who prevented his nation burning a female captive in 1819, 1822
Artist King, Charles Bird (1785-1862)
Date
Document Type Art
Names Petalesharo (c.1796-c.1832)
Places Washington, D.C., United States
Keywords portrait, chief, dress, art, indigenous peoples
Theme Observation, Representation and Cultural Encounters
Tribe / Nation
Culture Area Great Plains
Additional Information Artist noted for his Indian portraits. Trained at the Royal Academy by Benjamin West, King in 1819 opened a studio in Washington, D.C. During 1821-1822 he began to paint portraits of visiting Indians for Thomas McKenney, superintendent of the Bureau of Indian Affairs. One of these first portraits was of Petalesharo (called Terrekitauahu by King), a Loup Pawnee chief who was visiting Washington as part of an Indian delegation led by Indian agent Benjamin O’Fallon.
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT Oversize Ayer Art King Terrskitauahu
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue