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History of the Indian tribes of North America : with biographical sketches and anecdotes of the principal chiefs

Author: Thomas L McKenney; James Hall
Publisher: New York : Chartwell Books, a division of Quarto Publishing Group USA Inc., 2015. ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The landmark History of Indian Tribes of North America is one of the finest artistic and anthropological records of Native Americans ever published. This impressive portfolio of Indian portraits and biographies represents the life's work of Thomas McKenney, documenting an important part of American history -- the great leaders of the Indian nations which have disappeared since the mid-nineteenth century. Originally  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Portraits
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas L McKenney; James Hall
ISBN: 9780785820215 0785820213
OCLC Number: 928768673
Notes: Reprint of book published in Philadelphia by Rice, Rutter & Co. Volumes 1 & 2 were published 1870. Volume 3 was published 1865.
Description: 3 volumes, [100] leaves of plates : color illustrations, color portraits ; 28 cm
Responsibility: by Thomas L. McKenney.

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The landmark History of Indian Tribes of North America is one of the finest artistic and anthropological records of Native Americans ever published. This impressive portfolio of Indian portraits and biographies represents the life's work of Thomas McKenney, documenting an important part of American history -- the great leaders of the Indian nations which have disappeared since the mid-nineteenth century. Originally published in three volumes between 1836 and 1844, Histroy of Indian Tribes of North America is most famous for its 120 hand-colored plates based on original oil paintings by Charles Bird King and others. Some of the more famous portraits include: Pocahontas, Billy Bowlegs, Red Jacket, Major Ridge and Sequoya.

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