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Portrait of Tommy Jemmy
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Portrait of Tommy Jemmy

Image of Painting (oil on canvas) of Tommy Jemmy (Soo-non-gize, or Long Horns)a Seneca Chief. Noted for killing a Seneca Woman (Kau-qua-tau) for witchcraft and the large court proceeding and trial that followed. Tommy Jemmy lived at Buffalo Creek where he served his community as an elder and chief. Buffalo-born artist William John Wilgus (1819-1853) painted several portraits of Western New York Indians. This 1849 portrait is considered an epitome of its genre, but in 2005 its whereabouts were unknown until found in a private collection.