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View of the Great Treaty Held at Prairie du Chien



View of the Great Treaty Held at Prairie du Chien
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Title: View of the Great Treaty Held at Prairie du Chien
Description: Handcolored lithograph depicting the 1825 Treaty at Prairie du Chien, with Fort Crawford seen in the background. This treaty negotiated between Governor William Clark and Governor Lewis Cass and over 5,000 representatives of the Sioux, Sac, Fox, and Iowa tribes established boundaries to prevent conflict between the tribes. It also cleared the way for later land purchases. The scene, one of the largest such gatherings of Native Americans, was sketched by James Otto Lewis, who accompanied Cass, and it was published in 1835 as part of his Aboriginal Portfolio.

Image ID: 3142
Creation
Date:
September 1825 
Creator
Name:
Lewis, James Otto
City, State: Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin
Collection
Name:
Lewis, James Otto, 1799-1858 : The Aboriginal Port-folio : A Collection of Portraits of the Most Celebrated Chiefs of the North American Indians, 1835-1836
Genre: Print
Additional
Information:
The Aboriginal Portfolio (published 1835) consists of hand-colored lithographed portraits of Native Americans and a few scenes, drawn by J.O. Lewis as artist accompanying Lewis Cass and others to treaty conferences in the mid-west, 1825-1833. Lithographed by Lehman & Duval of Philadelphia.
Subjects: Trees
Tents
Clothing
Fox Indians
Rites and ceremonies
Sioux Indians
Soldiers
Painting
Hats
Fortification
Military uniforms
Children
Crowds
Men
Flags
Governors
Iowa Indians
Dwellings
 

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