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Wadt-he-doo-kaa-na, (painting)

Artist:
Inman
King (copy after)
Subject:
Wadt He Doo Kaa Na
Type:
Paintings
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Notes:
After original at Washington.
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 89
Wadt-He-Doo-Kaa-na--or a Chippewa (or Ojibwa) Woman. Less of a face likeness, than of form, dress, badge, &c. the objects it is designed to represent. She is a widow. The badge she holds represents her husband. By laws of the tribe, a woman, on losing her husband is obliged to make a roll of his best clothing, and bind it round with his sash, if he had one, and cover it with the feathers he wore, and never to be seen, for one year without it, either on her lap, or by her side. When she feeds herself, she feeds him. If she is not seen attended by this roll, during the time allotted, she is set down as a woman of bad character, unless, meanwhile, her husband's relatives come and say, "give us that roll," when she is released from her widowhood. Indeed, so scrupulous are the Chippewa women on this score of mourning, that they often wait until the roll is called for as aforesaid. They have been known to be overlooked (a very hard case) for as many as five years. Colonel McKenny's "Tour to the Lakes," explains all this. [Pp. 21-22.]
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 female
Ethnic--Chippewa
Dress--Ethnic--Indian Dress
Control number:
AECI 04480091
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index

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