A Chief of the Multnomah Tribe

Hermon Atkins MacNeil American
Cast by Roman Bronze Works

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 765

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.

A Chief of the Multnomah Tribe, Hermon Atkins MacNeil (American, Everett, Massachusetts 1866–1947 Queens, New York), Bronze, American

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