Detail View: McKenney and Hall: History of the Indian Tribes: Pee-che-kir, a Chippewa chief

Work Record ID: 
117
Reproduction Record ID: 
117
Work Class: 
portraits
Work Type: 
print
Title: 
History of the Indian Tribes of North America
Title Type: 
collective title
Title: 
Pee-che-kir, a Chippewa chief
Title Type: 
inscribed title
Measurements: 
11.80 x 8.45 in (29.97 x 21.46 cm) on sheet 20.10 x 14.40 in (51.05 x 36.58 cm)
Measurement Type: 
dimensions
Material: 
rag paper
Material Type: 
support
Technique: 
color lithograph
Inscription: 
lower center: PEE-CHE-KIR, / A CHIPPEWA CHIEF. / PUBLISHED BY DANIEL RICE & JAMES G. CLARK, PHILA. / Drawn, Printed & Col.d at the Lithographic & Print Colouring Establlishment, N.o 94, Walnut St. Phila. / Entered according to act of Congress in the Year 1843, by James G. Clark in the clerks office of the District Court of the Eastern District of P.a
Inscription: 
below image right: H.D.
Creator: 
King, Charles Bird, 1785-1862
Creator Dates: 
1785-1862
Creator Nationality: 
American
Creator Type: 
personal name
Creator Role: 
painter
Creator: 
Inman, Henry, 1801-1846
Creator Dates: 
1801-1846
Creator Nationality: 
American
Creator Type: 
personal name
Creator Role: 
painter
Date: 
1843
Location: 
Washington (D.C.)
Location Type: 
creation site
Repository: 
Archives and Rare Books Library, University Libraries, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio
Repository Type: 
current repository
ID Number: 
ARB E77 .M13 Vol. 3
ID Number Type: 
call number
ID Number: 
117
ID Number Type: 
plate number
ID Number: 
117
ID Number Type: 
standard number
Style Period: 
Art, American--19th century
Style Period: 
realism
Culture: 
American
Subject: 
Armbands
Subject: 
Earrings
Subject: 
Face painting
Subject: 
Robes
Subject: 
Tobacco-pipes
Subject: 
Trade silver
Subject: 
Indians of North America--19th century
Subject: 
Indians in art
Subject: 
Shirts, Men's
Subject: 
Ojibwa
Subject: 
Handkerchiefs
Subject: 
Catlinite
Subject: 
Neckwear
Subject: 
Buffalo (Pee-che-kir)
Related Work: 
McKenney, Thomas Loraine, 1785-1859 & Hall, James, 1793-1868. History of the Indian Tribes of North America. Philadelphia: Frederick W. Greenough, 1838-1844.
Relation Type: 
larger entity
Description: 
ART WORKS Horan (Horan, 1986, p. 206) indicates that the original was painted by James Otto Lewis (1799-1858) at the Treaty of Fond du Lac, held at Fond du Lac (Minn.) in 1826); and that the Lewis portrait was copied by Charles Bird King in Washington (D.C.) at a later date. A portrait of this individual does not appear in The Aboriginal Port-Folio; nor is there a listing for a portrait in the catalog of the Lewis Indian Gallery. Buffalo is not among the signatories of the Treaty of Fond du Lac. Pee-see-ker, or Buffalo of the St. Croix band, is a signatory of the Treaty of Prairie du Chien, held at Prairie du Chien (Wis.) in 1825 (Kappler, 1904, Vol. 2, p. 254). The location of this portrait is unknown. A undated portrait of Buffalo by King (Cosentino: 409) is listed as No. 79 in the Catalogue of Indian Paintings Belonging to the Government Collection which appeared in William J. Rhees' 1859 Guide to the Smithsonian Institution: "PEE-CHE-KER, Buffalo -- Chief of Chippeways" (Viola, 1976, p. 144). This copy was destroyed in the Smithsonian fire of 1865. There is a King sketch of Buffalo (Cosentino: 641). It is one of sixteen studies owned by Mr. & Mrs. Bayard LeRoy King, Saunderstown, Rhode Island (Cosentino, 1977, p. 205; Viola, 1976, p. 128). A portrait of Buffalo by Henry Inman (1801-1846), probably after King, is in the Peabody Museum of Archaeolo gy & Ethnology, Harvard University (Peabody Number: 82-51-10\28253).
Description: 
PRINTS Lithographs, based presumably on the Inman portrait, appear in the following editions of McKenney, Thomas Loraine, 1785-1859, and Hall, James, 1793-1868. The History of the Indian Tribes of North America: Philadelphia: F. W. Greenough, 1838-1844. Philadelphia: J. T. Bowen, 1848-1850.
Description: 
REFERENCES Cosentino, Andrew J. The Paintings of Charles Bird King (1785-1862). Washington, D.C.: National Collection of Fine Arts, Smithsonian Institution, 1977. pp. 177, 205 . Nos. 409, 641. Horan, James D. The McKenney-Hall Portrait Gallery of American Indians. New York: Bramhall House, 1986. pp. 206-207. Kappler, Charles J. Indian Affairs: Laws and Treaties. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1904. Vol. 2, p. 254. Smithsonian Institution Art Inventories. Painting Inventory. 83980320 - Destroyed Viola, Herman J. The Indian Legacy of Charles Bird King. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1976. pp. 128, 144.
Information Source: 
Date: Supplied from plate. Plate No.: Supplied from copy reproduced. Standard No.: Supplied from volume contents list. Printer: "Lithographic & Print Colouring Establlishment, N.o 94, Walnut St. Phila. " in plate caption. [J. T. Bowen] Delineator: "H.D." below image right. [Henry Dacre]
Reproduction Rights Statement: 
(c) University of Cincinnati Digital Press, 2001