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    Wichita Indian Chief TO-WAK-ONI-JIM
    1912 Sawyer Bronze Galvano

    1912 Bronze Galvano, Edward Warren Sawyer, Chief TO-WAK-ONI-JIM, Wichita Tribe, Anadarko, Oklahoma, Medallic Art Company. Uniface. 125 mm. Glossy rose surfaces provide excellent eye appeal. This example and another large size galvano in the collection of the Whitney Western Art Museum are known, along with five small size examples that are all in museum collections.

    Sawyer wrote in his American Journal of Numismatics article that "Jim has been a great scout in his day and always friendly to Uncle Sam. He is a great orator and is found at many meetings speaking to his people." This chief of the Wichita tribe appears in the 1903 Indian Census as Jim Tow-Akoni, and in the 1911 Indian census as Jim-To-Wak-O-Ni, born about 1847. His wife was Hos-Que-Day-As-Sun-Odi-Say-Us, born about 1863. The 1903 Census reports a nine-year-old son whose English name was Grover Cleveland.
    From Sawyer's Native American Portrait Galvanos.
    Click here to read more about the Sawyer Bronze Galvanos.



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    June, 2018
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