N-Che-Askwe, Chief of the Coeur d'Alenes
- Olin Levi Warner (American, West Suffield, Connecticut 1844–1896 New York)
- 1891; cast 1906
- Diam. 7 1/4 in. (18.4 cm)
- Credit Line:
- Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick S. Wait, 1906
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"N-Che-Askwe, Chief of the Coeur d'Alenes" was one of seven portraits of Northwest Indians that Olin Warner modeled in 1891 while in Oregon. At that time N-Che-Askwe, which translates to "the old man with a staff," was ninety-eight years old. He served for many years as chief of the Coeur d'Alenes, the French name by which the Skitswish Indians were popularly known. Warner's ability to use light and shade to model the texture of N-Che-Askwe's skin and hair attests to the sculptor’s mastery of the bronze medium.