[Plate] OKEE-MAKEE-QUID. A Chippeway Chief. [From HISTORY OF THE INDIAN TRIBES OF NORTH AMERICA]

([Philadelphia: F.W. Greenough, 1838]).

An original handcoloured PLATE FROM 'One of the most costly and important works ever published on the American Indians' -Field. The Chippewa or Ojibwe people have historically rooted themselves in the northern Midwestern United States and Canada. They are one of the most numerous indigenous peoples north of the Rio Grande. Traditionally, their language is a branch of the Algonquian language family and they are part of the Council of Three Fires and the Anishinaabeg, which include the Algonquin Nipissing, Oji-Cree, Odawa and the Potawatomi peoples.Okee-Makee-Quid, a chief of the tribe, lived during the early to mid-1800's.
The lithographs from McKenney and Hall’s HISTORY OF THE INDIAN TRIBES OF NORTH AMERICA are not only amongst the greatest hand-coloured American illustrated plates of the 19th century, but are also an American cultural treasure providing an historical record of the portraits of the chiefs, warriors and women of the various tribes. The lithographs are faithfully produced from original oil paintings either by Charles Bird King painted from life in his studio in Washington or reproduced by King from the watercolours of the famous frontier artist James Otto Lewis as well as a few other artists. Item #29825

Printed and hand-coloured at J.T. Bowen’s Lithographic Establishment. A beautifully lithographed colour plate reproduced from the original painting by Charles Bird King based on the earlier painting by Jame Otto Lewis. Folio, the original folio sheet now handsomely mounted and framed, the mounting with a wood trimmed beveled edge on a tan cloth-covered board, this in a handsome black and red wooden frame gilt covered, glazed. The complete presentation being 23.5 x 18 inches. A very fine, fresh and clean plate with rich colour, the presentation and framing all very fine and very handsome.

Price: $1,850.00