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This is a sketch of Kee-an-ne-kuk (c. 1790-1852) printed in "North American Indians, Being Letters and Notes On Their Manners, Customs, and Conditions, Written During Eight Years' Travel Amongst The Wildest Tribes Of Indians In North America, 1832-1839" by George Catlin. Kee-an-ne-kuk, a member of the Kickapoo tribe, was usually called the Kickapoo Prophet. He was a Kickapoo medicine man and spiritual leader of the Vermilion band of the Kickapoo nation. According to George Catlin, Kee-an-ne-kuk was a "very shrewd and talented man. When he sat for his portrait, he took his attitude as seen in the picture, which was that of prayer."

Creator: Catlin, George, 1796-1872
Date: 1913

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Item Number: 442207
Call Number: CG 970.1 C28 1913 v.2, plate 185, opposite page 112
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 442207

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