Oil painting by George de Forest Brush titled, "Old Washakie," 1884

After 40 years as chief, Washakie, weighed down by infirmities and blindness, still commanded respect among his people. Brush emphasized his dignity and powerful presence by painting him without his ceremonial headdress, which would have distracted from focus on his expressive face.

Resource Identifier
William Robertson Coe, Collection No. 325, American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming
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