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TCHA ID Number2-26(3)
Purdue ID NumberGWb2f26i2
TitleTo-pin-e-bay, regarded by the whites as King of the Pottawattamis
CreatorWinter, George, 1810-1876
Description"To-pin-e-bay. Regarded by the whites as King of the Pottawat-tamis." (title from verso of first page) AMs, handwritten, 2 p.
Description ContinuedQuote from J. H. Leewood regarding the absence of a paramount chief among the western Indian tribes. At the time of the Potawatami emigration of 1838, a group too ill to accompany the main body camped near Horney's Mill, above Eel River. They were commanded by Capt. Hall. Among them was young Topinabay, who was considered to have inherited his deceased father's title of King, along with his name. He may actually have originally had a different name; it was an Indian convention to call a son "young ____" after his father. Young Aub-be-naw-be, for example, was actually named Pe-ash-wach. Young Topinabay, who was 40 years old at the time, refused to let G.W. sketch him, being too ill. There were also two Wee-saws, of different ages, but not of the same family. The older Wee-saw refused to be painted, claiming to have already been sketched as a young man, and not wanting to appear to have "two faces."
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 Original2 p. ; 25 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/c6xw4gqj