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McKenney & Hall
History of the Indian Tribes of North America
Thomas McKenney was the head of the United States Bureau of Indian Affairs from 1816 to 1830. He caused to painted, portraits of the great American Indian chiefs. Artists George Cooke, Charles Bird King, and James Otto Lewis, all participated in producing the portaits. McKenney was dismissed by President Jackson in 1830. McKenney then made plans for the publication of hand-colored lithographs. In 1837, a folio of prints along with text written by James Hall was published.

SOURCE:
Thomas McKenney & James Hall. History of the Indian Tribes of North America.
Philadelphia: 1837-1844. Folio Edition. 120 hand colored lithographs.
There is also a later Octavo Edition of this work.


Cherokee

   Major Ridge
   John Ridge
   John Ross
   Se Quo Yah or George Guess
   Tooan-tuh or Spring Frog
   Tah-Chee or Dutch
   David Vann

Choctaw

   Push-Ma-Ta-Ha

Creek

   Se-Loc-Ta

Seminole

   Foke-Luste-Hajo

Uchee or Yuchi

   Timpoochee Barnard


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