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TCHA ID Number2-24(3)
Purdue ID NumberGWb2f24i2
TitleSwa-go, Pottawattamie Indian
Other TitleSwago
CreatorWinter, George, 1810-1876
Description"Swa-go. Pottawattamie Indian" (title from verso of last page) AMs, handwritten, 3 p. (written on paper with embossed seal reading "Croton")
Description ContinuedSwago was viewed as a comic figure whenever he came to Ewing and Walker's trading post in Logansport, where he often tried to obtain whiskey, although he rarely had any money. He acted as attendant and follower to the great orator Nas-waw-kay, although the latter rarely drank and the former was rarely sober. Swago was celebrated as a swift runner and was said to have run down a deer as a younger man. The illustration meant to accompany this essay illustrates Swago after he has purchased whiskey in town and is on his way back to camp. He is resting in a drunken state by an old tree stump and corks the partially drained bottle with his finger. G.W. sketched Swago in 1837 near a temporary camp of Nas-waw-kay and his followers at the confluence of the Wabash and Eel rivers, next to Barron's cabin. Note: this MS contains several Potawatami words, with translations.
SubjectsIndians of North America--Indiana
Potawatomi Indians
RepositoryTippecanoe County Historical Association
RightsImages in the George Winter Collection should not be used without written permission from the Tippecanoe County Historical Association. To obtain reproduction rights and prices, contact the Tippecanoe County Historical Association, http://www.tcha.mus.in.us
Extent of Original3 p. ; 31 cm.
CollectionGeorge Winter Collection
Date Digitized8/08/2006
Capture DeviceEpson Expression 10000XL Photo Scanner
Capture DetailsSilverfast 6.4.1 r8c by Lazersoft
Resolution300 ppi
Color Depth24 bit
Color ManagementMonaco EZcolor using an IT8 target
URI ark:/34231/c62n5067