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Object Name Lithograph
Title Jtcho-Tustinnuggee
Artist McKenney, Thomas L.
Artist Hall, James
Date 1836-1844 ca.
Medium hand colored lithograph on paper
Dimensions H-19.813 W-14.125 inches
Makers inscription below image, "JTCHO-TUSTINNUGGEE/PUBLISHED DANIEL RICE & JAMES G. CLARK, PHILA./Drawn, Printed and Col[ore]d at the Lithographic and Print Colouring Establishment, No. 94, Walnut St. Phila/Entered according to acto of Congress in the year 1843, by James G. Clark in the Clerks office of the District court of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania"
Provenance Mrs. H. Wayne Patterson
Credit line Gift of Isabel Garard Patterson
Accession Number G.1954.83
On view: no
Label information Deer Warrior (Itcho Tustinnuggee) (Seminole (Ikaniuksalgi)) was a member of a delegation which visited Washington, D.C. in 1825-26 to reacquire lands taken from them by the United States after its purchase of Florida in 1819. King painted his portrait during this visit. Of particular note in his attire are the trade silver earrings and finger-woven bandolier which may be connected to an unseen bag. The significance of his gesture is unknown.

From 1824 to 1830, Thomas McKenney served as US Superintendent of Indian Affairs in Washington, DC, and during his tenure developed a government collection of portraits of prominent Native Americans who visited the city as delegates of their tribes. McKenney commissioned a well-known Washington portraitist, Charles Bird King, to paint the leaders of about twenty Native American tribes.

This print was published in History of the Indian Tribes of North America. In 1835, Thomas McKenney began work on this publication, illustrated with hand-colored prints based upon the portraits originally painted by Charles Bird King and copied by Charles Inman, as well as portraits by other artists. Each portrait is accompanied with a biography of the subject written by McKenney. Cincinnati lawyer James Hall added a long essay on the history of Native Americans.
Search Terms Portrait
Native American
Charles Bird King
American Indian
Seminole
Mckenney and Hall
Subjects Print
Native American
Portrait
Clothing and Dress
Figure (Male)