Print "CA-TA-HE-CAS-SA" Black Hoof Chief of Shawannes Painted LITHOGRAPH 1837


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Slightly aged. Slight blemish to text. Overall very nice. Please see description and photos for more information.

Ca-Ta-He-Cas-Sa | Black Hoof
Principal Chief Of The Shawanoes
"Philadelphia Published by E.C. Biddle"
"Entered according to act of Congress in the year 1837 by E.C. Biddle in the clerks office of the district court of the eastern district of PA"

DESCRIPTION: Beautiful portrait from the folio edition of McKenney and Hall's "History of the Indian Tribes of North America."
  • Hand-colored lithograph.
  • Preserved in "floating" style frame, between glass and black frame.
  • Date: 1837
  • Estate Item.
  • Dimensions - Print: 13.75 x 19.5 inches; Frame: 17 x 21 inches.
  • Information readily available on the internet about this portrait:
As Superintendent of the Indian Trade Bureau, Thomas McKenney wanted to document the rapidly disappearing culture of the American natives. He activated the project, sponsored by the War Department, by commissioning writer James Hall and Charles Bird King, a renowned American portraitist. King painted the prominent Indians while they visited Washington D.C. as treaty delegates. Most of the original oil paintings were destroyed by fire in the Smithsonian Museum in 1865. These lithographs, published 1842-58, are all that remain and are still hailed as one of the best visual records of influential Native Americans of the nineteenth century. Ca-Ta-He-Cas-Sa was a highly respected chief of a large Ohio tribe who though a great warrior, kept his word of peace after signing a treaty in 1795.  (from multiple sources, with no original attribution) CONDITION:
  • Overall in great condition.
  • Has some even age-tanning, most notable along right edge.
  • May have some light foxing along lower edge (or imperfections in the paper).
  • Text on last line has some fading. Last word "PA" appears to be smeared.
  • AS IS! Please see photos. More photos available upon request.
Great for decorating, as well as a collector's piece! Local pickup is also available.
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Original/Reproduction: Original Print
Listed By: Dealer or Reseller
Signed: Signed
Print Type: Lithograph
Subject: History
Style: Realism
Size Type/Largest Dimension: Medium (Up to 30")
Date of Creation: 1800-1899
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