McKenney & Hall Octavo Pl. 49, Yoholo-micco; A Creek Chief

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Hand-colored lithograph, 1842-1858
10 1/2" x 6 1/2" (approximate)


Type of Artwork: Antique Original


McKenney & Hall Octavo Pl. 49, Yoholo-micco; A Creek Chief

Original Antique Print

10 1/2" x 6 1/2" (approximate)
1842—1858
Hand-colored lithograph

History of the Indian Tribes of North America, Octavo Edition

The octavo edition of History of Indian Tribes in North America was produced between 1842—1858. Edward C. Biddle drew the images on stone to produce the lithographs and James Hall wrote the text. These richly hand-colored lithographs are today one of the most important and attractive 19th-century American ethnographic works created.

Thomas McKenney was superintendent of the war department under four presidents, Madison, Monroe, Adams and Jackson. By all accounts, he was a friend and admirer of the Native Americans and believed that the peace treaties he helped negotiate would be honored.

Charles Bird King painted the visiting chiefs as they came to Washington to negotiate treaties filling the war department’s gallery. Thomas McKenney dreamed of producing a portfolio of these images and written accounts. Fortunately, he made copies of the paintings with the help of the prominent artist, Henry Inman because the original paintings by Charles Bird King were destroyed in a fire at the Smithsonian.

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