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Kee-o-kuk, (painting)

Artist:
Inman
King (copy after)
Subject:
Kee O Kuk
Watchful Fox
Type:
Paintings
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Notes:
After original at Washington.
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 27
Kee-o-kuk--or the Watchful Fox. First War Chief of the Sauks, and well does his name indicate his career. He was never known to be trapped. His war exploits were always indicative of the general; he seems never to have slept; he is as cunning as watchful. This is the man who managed to prepare both the Sauks and the Foxes, and the Federal Government to instal [sic] him as Chief in the place of Black Hawk. This Chief was conveyed, after his surrender, through our cities, and on reaching his home found "Watchful Fox" appointed as his successor% Only a few words passed, when the sun of Black Hawk set forever, and Kee-o-kuk rose in all the splendor of the triumphant and acknowledged Chief. [P. 7; see entry 04480083 for related commentary.]
Catalogue of One Hundred and Fifteen Indian Portraits, representing eighteen different tribes, accompanied by a few brief remarks on the character, &c. of most of them. Price 12 1/2 cents.
Topic:
Portrait male
Ethnic--Sauk And Fox
Control number:
AECI 04480027
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index

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