Tee Yee Neen Ho Ga Row ‘Emperor of the Six Nations’

Portrait of Tee Yee Neen Ho Ga Row. Image includes painting and frame.

His name was Christianized to ‘Hendrick’. He is shown with his dodem, the Wolf. Of the four, he looks the most European: short hair, black clothing, European-style shoes and a lack of visible tattoos. He holds a wampum belt in his hand, which symbolizes the official transactions between his people and the British Crown. After this visit to London, Hendrick continued to be an ambassador for the Mohawk people.

John Verelst (circa 1648-1734)
c. 1710
C-092415
© Library and Archives Canada / Portrait Gallery of Canada


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