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View of the Great Treaty Held at Prairie du Chien

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Hand-colored 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.
DESCRIPTION
Hand-colored 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.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:3142
Creation Date:September 1825
Creator Name:Lewis, James Otto
City:Prairie du Chien
County:Crawford
State: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 / by John O. Lewis
Genre:Print
Original Format Type:prints, fine-art
Original Format Number:PH 350.17 (3)
Original Dimensions:17.5 x 11.5 inches
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
Painting
Trees
Hats
Tents
Clothing
Dwellings
Fox Indians
Iowa Indians
Rites and ceremonies
Sioux Indians
Fortification
Military uniforms
Soldiers
Children
Crowds
Men
Flags
Governors

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