A Chief of the Multnomah Tribe
Hermon Atkins MacNeil American
In 1902 MacNeil received a commission for a monument, The Coming of the White Man, to be given to the city of Portland, Oregon. For his representation of two Multnomah (Chinook) men of the Pacific Northwest, MacNeil grouped a standing chief and a crouching spiritual healer on a boulder-shaped pedestal, overlooking the Columbia River. The sculptor also modeled the chief on a reduced scale, adding a headdress, a bow, and a quiver of arrows.
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