Wohaw, Kiowa


"Wohaw in Two Worlds" (1876-77)
pencil and crayon 8.75 x 11.25 in

In 1875, after extreme violence and capture, forty-two Indian warriors were sequestered at Fort Marion, Florida. Within a short time, twenty-six of these men began to draw. Wohaw was among them. He made several drawings that represent the transformation of his identity in the process of mandatory schooling. This drawing is a portrait of himself with a buffalo, tipi, and gathered food on one side and a settler's cow, house, and plowed field on the other.