Iowa Chief


Man Who Killed Three Sioux (Shau-hau-napo-tinia) (Iowa (Pahodja)), earned his name when he killed three Sioux in retaliation for the death of a close friend.

Also known as Sioux Killer, he was a member of the Iowa delegation which visited Washington, D.C. in 1836-1837.

The portrait painted by King during that visit shows him wearing a finger-woven turban, a trade silver armband as well as numerous trade silver earrings known as earbobs, a shell gorget necklace, and metal bracelets, probably of brass.

Brass Hawks bells ornament his tomahawk, the handle of which appears to have been wrapped in trade cloth.