Yeah-Wee-Oo-Yah-Gee, or The Spoiled Person, (painting)
Stanley, John Mix
Yeah Wee Oo Yah Gee
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 21
This man was one of the signers of the first treaty made with the Cherokees by the United States Government, during the administration of General Washington. He says he was at that time quite a young warrior, but he distinctly recollected how the Gen. looked, and all that took place. He describes the manner in which the Indians were received by their Great Father, as follows: "The white men stood like wild geese flying, the Great Father standing at the head; the Indians were told by the interpreter, that they must not shake hands with any one until they had shaken the hand of their Great Father; they all passed through the centre, and each in his turn shook him by the hand." He also gave an amusing description of the dinner which was prepared for them on that occasion. During the Creek War he fought with the whites against them, and at the battle of Horse Shoe he received several wounds. He is now about 88 years of age, and receives a pension from the United States for his services during that war; he is still in the full enjoyment of all his faculties; having ridden thirty miles on horseback to sit for the portrait now exhibited. [Pp. 12-13.]
Catalogue of Pictures, in Stanley and Dickerman's North American Indian Portrait Gallery; J.M. Stanley, Artist. Cincinnati: Printed at the "Daily Enquirer Office." 1846.