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Keokuk, a well-known Sac and Fox chief, captured in this 1847 daguerreotype by Thomas Easterly. His resolute gaze is suggestive of his alias, the “Watchful Fox.” Keokuk was the chief of a tribe recognized by the government as the Sac and Fox band of the Mississippi. At the time, the tribe lived on the Nemaha Reservation, south of the Missouri River, near the mouth of the Little Nemaha. Keokuk’s tribe had been moved there from Iowa just months before he visited Easterly’s studio in St. Louis.