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History of the Indian Tribes of North America with Biographical Sketches and Anecdotes of the Principal Chiefs Embellished with One Hundred and Twenty Portraits From the Indian Gallery in the Department of War, at Washington
From 1816 until 1830, Thomas McKenney was Superintendant of Indian Affairs and one of a very few government officials to defend American Indian interests. When a large delegation of Indians came to see President Monroe in 1821, McKenney commissioned the fashionable portraitist Charles Bird King to paint the principal delegates, dressed in costumes of their choice. The portraits hung in the War Department until 1858, when they were moved to the Smithsonian Institute.
Andrew Jackson dismissed McKenney in 1830, but allowed him to have the portraits copied by Henry Inman, so that lithographs could be made from McKenney's 'Indian Gallery'. Additional images were taken from paintings by James Otto Lewis, George Catlin and other artists. James c. Hall, a Cincinnati judge and novelist, contributed an historical and anecdotal text.
The portfolio nearly bankrupted McKenney as well as the two printing firms who invested in its publication. But their work proved to be much more valuable than they imagined. Catlin's paintings of Indians were destroyed in a warehouse fire; Charles Bird King's portraits and James Otto Lewis' watercolors burned in the Smithsonian fire of 1865. The McKenney and Hall portraits remain as the most complete and colorful record of the native leaders who made the long journey to Washington to speak for their people.
Publication City:   Philadelphia
Medium:   Hand-colored lithographs
Dimensions:   14.5 x 20 inches (approximate page size)
Date:   VOL I: 1837, VOL ll: 1842, VOL lll: 1844
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A Winnebago
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Apauly Tustennuggee
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Cherokee Chief, David Vann
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Cherokee Chief, John Ross
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Cherokee Chief, Major Ridge
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Cherokee Chief, Spring Frog
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Cherokee, John Ridge
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Chippewa Chief, No-Tin
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Chippewa Chief, O-Hya-Wa-Mince-Kee
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Chippewa Chief, On-G-Wae
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Chippeway Chief, Shin-Ga-Ba-W-Ossin
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Chippeway Chief, Wa-Em-Boesh-Kaa
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Chippeway Chief, Wesh Cubb
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Chippeway Squaw & Child
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Chippeway Warrior, Meta Koosega
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Chippeway Widow
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Creek Chief, M'Intosh
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Creek Chief, Opothle Yoholo
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Creek Chief, Se-Loc-Ta
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Creek Chief, Tustennuggee Emathla
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Creek Interpreter, Paddy Carr
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Creek Warrior, Me Na Wa
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Delaware Chief, Lap-Pa-Win-Soe
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Delaware Chief, Tish-Co-Han
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Eagle Of Delight, Hayne Hudjihini
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Flat Head Boy, Stum-Ma-Nu
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Flying Pigeon, Rant-Che-Wai-Me
Flying Pigeon, Rant-Che-Wai-Me
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Fox Warrior, Kee-She-Waa
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Half Chief, Husband to Eagle of Delight, Chon-Man-I-Case-Otto
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Ioway Chief, Not-Chi-Mi-Ne
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Ioway Chief, Wat-Che-Mon-Ne
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Jtcho Tustinnuggee
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Kansas Chief, Mon Chonsia
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Mandan Chief, Sha-Ha-Ka
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Menomeme Brave, Mar-Ko-Me-Te
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Menominie Warrior, Amiskquew
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Mistipee
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Musquakee Brave, Tai-O-Mah
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Musquakee Chief, Peah-Mus-Ka
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Nah-Et-Luc Hopie
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Oche Finceco
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Ojibray Man, Caa-Tou-See
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Ojibway Woman, Tshusick
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Omahas Chief, Ong-Pa-Ton-Ga
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Open Door, Els-Kwau-Ta-Waw
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Osage Chief, Le Soldat Du Chene
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Osage Woman, Mo-Hon-Go
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Ottawa Chief, Ka-Na-Pi-Ma
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Pah She Pah How
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Pawnee Chief, Pes-Ke-Le-Cha-Co
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Pocahontas
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Pottawatomie Chief, Me-Te-A
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Pottawatomie Chief, Wa-Baun-See
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Saukie Chief, Wakechai
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Seminole Chief, Chittee Yoholo
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Seminole Chief, Julcee Mathla
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Seminole Chief, Micanopy
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Seminole Chief, Nea-Math-La
Seminole Chief, Nea-Math-La
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Seminole Chief, Yaha-Hajo
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Seminole, Foke-Luste-Hajo
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Seneca War Chief, Red Jacket
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Seneca, Ch-Ki-On-Twog-Ky (Cornplant)
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Shawanoe Chief, Kish-Kal-Wa
Shawanoe Chief, Kish-Kal-Wa
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Shawanoe Chief, Qua-Ta-Wa-Pea
Shawanoe Chief, Qua-Ta-Wa-Pea
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Shawanoes Principal Chief, Ca-Ta-He-Cas-Sa (Black Hoof)
Shawanoes Principal Chief, Ca-Ta-He-Cas-Sa (Black Hoof)
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Sioux Chief, Little Crow
Sioux Chief, Little Crow
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Sioux Chief, Mon-Ka-Ush-Ka
Sioux Chief, Mon-Ka-Ush-Ka
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Sioux Chief, Waa-Pa-Shaw
Sioux Chief, Waa-Pa-Shaw
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Sioux Grand Chief, Wa-Na-Ta
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Six Nations Chief, Ahyouwaihgs
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Six Nations Great Captain, Thayendanegea
Six Nations Great Captain, Thayendanegea
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Tah-Col-O-Quoit
Tah-Col-O-Quoit
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Tens-Kwau-Ta-Waw or the Open Door
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Uchee Warrior, Timpoochee Barnard
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Waa-Top-E-Not
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War Dance
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White Nosed Fox, Kai-Pol-E-Quah
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Winebago, Tshi-Zun-Hau-Kau
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Winnebago Brave, A-Mis-Quam
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Winnebago Chief, Naw-Kaw
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Winnebago Chief, Wa-Kawn
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Winnebago Chief, Wa-Kawn-Ha-Ka
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