Egouishawey, War Chief of the Ottawas
Grand Council Detroit on June 14, 1778
Egouishawey,
War Chief of the Ottawas
24" x 32", oil on canvas, custom-framed
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Egouishawey,
War Chief of the Ottawas
8" x 10" (11" x 14" with matte),
hand-signed open edition,
$25, plus shipping and handling
Currently on display at Tamarack in Beckley, WV and Artisan Center in Wheeling, WV.
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Egouishawey
At a grand council held at Detroit on June 14, 1778, British Lieutenant Governor Henry Hamilton urged over one thousand Indians assembled before him from more than a dozen tribes of the Ohio Country and the Great Lakes region, to “take hold of the War Axe of Your Father the King” of England and strike a blow against the Americans. In this painting by Cecy Rose, Egouishawey, a war chief of the Ottawa nation, holds a “black” beaded wampum belt with a war hatchet woven into it to signify the intention of his people to accept Hamilton’s request.
© 2010 Alan Fitzpatrick
Background image study by Cecy Rose for cover of In Their Own Words by Alan Fitzpatrick