Sauk (Osakiwug)


Tah-col-o-quoit (Sauk (Osakiwug)) is believed to have been a member of one of the numerous Native American delegations to Washington, D.C., in 1837.

There were so many portraits to be painted during that time that King enlisted George Cooke, his student, to assist.

This is a particularly elegant work.

In addition to striking face paint and decorated hair roach, Tahcoloquoit wears an elaborate metal headband.

Brass tacks ornament his leather necklace and gunstock club.

Cooke may have executed the portrait, but a very similar portrait sketch by King does exist.