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Shaumonekusse

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Chief Shaumonekusse (Prairie Wolf) (born ca. 1785) was a leader of the Otoe Native American tribe in the early 19th century. It was one of the Great Plains tribes and closely related to the Ioway and Missouria. Shaumonekusse traveled with an Indian delegation to Washington, DC in 1822 to meet with high-ranking officials, including President James Monroe. He had five wives, and took Eagle of Delight with him to the capital. They both had their portraits painted in Washington, DC on that trip by Charles Bird King, commissioned by the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA).  ( Wikipedia article )

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