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Title Seth Eastman watercolor drawings prepared to illustrate Henry Rowe Schoolcraft 19s Historical and statistical information…
Artist Eastman, Seth (1808-1885)
Date
Document Type Art
Description From the Newberry Library: Eleven watercolor drawings, ten of which were submitted in Oct., 1853, for use in Volume IV of Schoolcraft 19s government-sponsored study of the Indian tribes of the United States. Included are three views of Laguna and Zuni Indian life in New Mexico painted from sketches by R.H. Kern; three buffalo and buffalo hunt scenes; views of Fort Mackinac on Mackinac Island, Inscription Rock on the Alleghany River near Franklin, Pa., and the Porcupine Islands on Lake Superior (from Schoolcraft sketch); and one historical depiction entitled "Nadowaqua." There is also one watercolor drawing of a Newport, R.I., mill which Eastman visited in 1853; another view of this scene was also used in Vol. IV of Schoolcraft.
Places Fort Mackinac, Michigan, United States
Keywords landscape, hunting, buffalo, fort, army, armed forces, pueblo, women, children, hostility, indigenous peoples, art
Theme Observation, Representation and Cultural Encounters
Tribe / Nation
Culture Area Southwest
Additional Information FULL TITLE: Seth Eastman watercolor drawings prepared to illustrate Henry Rowe Schoolcraft 19s Historical and statistical information respecting the history, condition and prospects of the Indian tribes of the United States [graphic], 1853
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT oversize Ayer Art Eastman