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Thomas McKenney [and James Hall]
No-Way-Ke-Sug-Ga, Otoe
Philadelphia, 1872. This historic folio, Native American lithograph is from Thomas L. McKenney & James Hall’s "History of the Indian Tribes of North America, with Biographical Sketches and Anecdotes of the Principal Chiefs. Embellished with One Hundred Portraits from the Indian Gallery in the War Department at Washington". The work was published in Philadelphia by Caxton Press of Sherman & Co. for D. Rice & Co. between 1872 and 1874. This is the last folio edition of one of the most important 19th-century works on the American Indian, and one of the most important colour plate books produced in America in the age of lithography. --- The publication of the folio works was complicated. The first edition was published by Biddle from 1836 to 1844. It was reissued by Greenough and Rice. It used a number of different printers and lithographers. This edition removed James Hall's name from the title page as well. Many plates do not have a publisher's credit line, as Christopher W. Lane states that 'there was no single date at which these no-imprint variants were run off.' So many of the plates in this work were likely published from 1830s onwards but published in the 1872 work. This particular publication put the text in octavo volumes so most of the plates do not have the standard text offset you typically see making them a far cleaner, and nicer presentation of the images. --- An admirer and supporter of the American Indians, Thomas McKenney spent his tenure in office fighting for their cause and preserving their legacy through a gallery of paintings that were commissioned by v … [Click Below for Full Description]
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