Artist Mary Edmonia Lewis, American, 1845 - 1907
  • Minnehaha
Date 1868
Medium marble
Dimensions Overall (by sight): 11 × 6 × 3 1/2 inches (27.9 × 15.2 × 8.9 cm)
Credit Line Gift of the Centennial Planning Committee for Sharing Traditions and Romare Bearden Exhibitions with a major contribution from Founders Junior Council
Accession Number 1986.33
Department African American Art
On View African American W274, Level 2 (see map)
Signed Signed, lower back of bust: Edmonia Lewis
Inscriptions Dated on back of base: 1868
Inscribed on lower back of bust, under signature: Fecit A Roma
Titled on front of base: Minnehaha
1986, purchased for the DIA by the Founders Junior Council and the Centennial Planning Committee for Sharing
Holland, Juanita Maria. "Mary Edmonia Lewis's Minnehaha: Gender, Race, and the Indian Maid." Bulletin of the DIA 69, no. 1/2 (1995): 26-35.