Ambrotype of Chief Oshawana, Anishinaabe (Ojibwe) - ROM2012_12533_3


Ambrotype of Chief Oshawana, Anishinaabe (Ojibwe)

Medium:Leather, metal, glass, cloth
Geography: Great Lakes Region, Canada or USA
Date: 1838
11.9 x 19 cm
Object number: 911.3.179
Credit Line: Oronhyatekha Collection; gift of the Independent Order of Foresters
On view
Gallery Location:Daphne Cockwell Gallery dedicated to First Peoples art & culture
DescriptionOronhyatekha Collection catalogue: "Taken about 1838. Oshawana was Chief of the Chippewas and the Chief Warrior of Tecumseh…Around the high hat, which had been presented to him by a British officer, are silver head-dress bands (see 392). On the left breast is his George III medal (see No. 624); over the shoulder is the bead and snake-skin shoulder belt of his Council Pouch (see N. 60); on the right breast are strings of white and purple, Council wampum, and below these a string of disc money wampum (see 278, 279); on the right side are silver waughasees or gorgets of French half-moon shape (see No. 381), also the round silver belt medal of Tecumseh (see No. 357). In the hand is the Chief's tomahawk and pipe (see No. 157) and silver wristlets on his arms."
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