Owanup - Chief of the Pawnee

Sketched by William Warner Major, 1852



Owanup c. 1848-1853) (41-72-10/425)  Owanup, Peabody Museum

Medium:  Watercolor on paper
Dimensions:  18.8cm x 12.4cm (7 3/8" x 4 7/8"), Sight

In clothes it reads:  Sketch by W.W. Major

Bottom middle reads: Owanup signifies flint        Chief of the Pawnees

Owner: Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology

Since William Major departed from his mission to England from New York in 1853, it is likely he sold the paintings for goods or money to live and travel.