The name of the Native Indian woman in the picture is Wah-pe-séh-see, Mother of the Chief, 1830, Kaskaskia / Miami tribe. The picture of her raises different points of interest which increase knowledge and understanding of Native Indian tribes:
The title we have given the picture reflects the name of the tribe, for ease of identification.
Description of the Picture
“a very aged woman.”
The Manners, Customs and Conditions of the North American Indians (1832 - 1839)