Title: Oil Portrait of Monchousia (White Plume), Kansa
Description: In an effort to show Native Americans the wealth and strength of the United States, President Monroe had a delegation of seventeen Native Americans visit Washington in 1822. Charles Bird King was hired to paint portraits of the delegation members. Monchousia, one of the delegates, is portrayed here. He wears a bright turban, wampum necklaces, mollusk shell earrings, and a peace medal given to the delegation by Monroe.
Creator: Charles Bird King
Credit: White House Historical Association (White House Collection)