[Plate] MOA-NA-HON-GA. GREAT WALKER. An Ioway 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 Iowa or Ioway, known as the Báxo e in their own language, are a Native American Siouan people. Today, they are enrolled in either of two federally recognized tribes, the Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma and the Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska.
The Iowa, Missouria, and Otoe tribes were all once part of the Ho-Chunk people. They are all Chiwere language-speaking peoples. They left their ancestral homelands in Southern Wisconsin for Eastern Iowa, a state that bears their name. In 1837, the Iowa were moved from Iowa to reservations in Brown County, Kansas, and Richardson County, Nebraska. Bands of Iowa moved to Indian Territory in the late 19th century and settled south of Perkins, Oklahoma to become the Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma.
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 #29829

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. Folio, the folio sheet now handsomely mounted and framed, the mounting with a wood trimmed beveled edge on tan cloth-covered board, this in a handsome black and red wooden frame gilt covered, glazed. The complete presentation being 23.5 x 19 inches. A very fine, fresh and clean plate with rich colour, the presentation and framing all very fine and very handsome.

Price: $2,250.00