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Non-on-da-gon, Delaware.  Probably painted at Fort Leavenworth in 1830 by George Catlin.  Non-on-da-gon was a leader of the Delaware tribe, also known as the Lenape tribes.  After two centuries of forced relocations the Delaware had lost nearly ninety percent of its population by the 17th century.  Catlin wrote a sympathetic account of the Delaware, ...

George Catlin Non-on-dá-gon, a Delaware Chief, 1830 Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs.

Mah-tó-he-ha, Old Bear, a Medicine Man by George Catlin / American Art

Mah-tó-he-ha, Old Bear, a Mandan Medicine Man by George Catlin / 1832 kK

The “None Left Behind” fallacy is closely related to the fallacy of the “Last Indian,”and is based on many of the same erroneous assumptions. Whenever the claim is made along the eastern seaboard that all of the Indians who once lived in a state migrated to the west and that none were left behind, there is reason for doubt. From about the early 1700’s, there was the systematic practice of “de-Indianization” in the east. This practice was often carried out by mere administrative…

Witanaxko'xwe (aka John Anderson), the son of Windsettund or William Henry Anderson & Windaalayqua or Annie Anderson - Delaware - 1910

Shin-ga-wás-sa, Handsome Bird

George Catlin Shin-ga-wás-sa, Handsome Bird , 1834 Osage/Wa-zha-zhe I-e oil 29 x 24 in. Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs.

Nora Thompson Dean - (1907–1984), also known as Weenjipahkihelexkwe, which translates as "Touching Leaves Woman" in Unami, was a member of the Delaware Tribe

Learn and talk about Nora Thompson Dean, Lenape people, Native American artists, Native American language revitalization, Native American writers