Inwholise, Nez Perse Woman Sepia Print

When in 1879 Andrew Garcia, a young Spanish-American trader, proposed to the eighteen-year-old Nez Perce girl ln-who-lise, he made her two promises: that they would be married properly, by a priest, and that he would lake her to find the graves of her father and sister.

In-who-lise herself had been shot through the shoulder and clubbed in the face by a soldier’s gun as she attempted to escape. The wound healed, but one of her front teeth had been broken off by the butt of the rifle; the Pend d’Oreille Indians who took her in named her ln-who-lise, or “Broken Tooth.”

The size of the original is 15X20 and is drawn on a 140# cold-pressed paper.


This is an “Archival Print” of the original “Inwholise Pencil Drawing”, and is part of a “Limited Edition Series” of 300 prints”.

It has been tinted to represent the tin-type photos of the day and to distinguish it from the original drawing,


$125

Inwholise

This account was written by the Editors of The American Heritage magazine.

When in 1879 Andrew Garcia, a young Spanish-American trader, proposed to the eighteen-year-old Nez Perce girl ln-who-lise, he made her two promises: that they would be married properly, by a priest, and that he would lake her to find the graves of her father and sister. These relatives had been killed two years earlier in the Battle of the Big Hole, near present-day Wisdom, Montana,

In-who-lise herself had been shot through the shoulder and clubbed in the face by a soldier’s gun as she attempted to escape. The wound healed, but one of her front teeth had been broken off by the butt of the rifle; the Pend d’Oreille Indians who took her in named her ln-who-lise, or “Broken Tooth.”



The size of the original is 15X20 and is drawn on a 140# cold-pressed paper.

The original “Inwholise” is a double matted and framed pencil drawing is for sale. There is no glass on this drawing for purposes of shipping safety.

$400