Outstanding Jean Pouyat Limoges France 1900's Hand Painted Portrait of "Howard Frost, Omaha Indian Tribe" 13-3/4" Scenic Studio Plaque
Wonderfully decorated is this vintage Jean Pouyat Limoges France hand painted Portrait Plaque. The Jean Pouyat French Factory did a series of famous American Indian Plaque which were exported to the U.S. for resale in the early 1900's. This incredible Portrait of Howard Frost, known as the Interpreter of the Omaha Tribe, was taken from a famous Photo by Indian Photographer Frank A Rinehart at The Indian Congress of 1898 which occurred in conjunction with the with the Trans- Mississippi International Exposition of 1898, in Omaha, Nebraska.
The Omaha Tribe, began as a woodland tribe and originally inhabited the Ohio & Wabash River area in the early 1600's before migrating west and eventually settling near the Missouri River in northwestern Iowa area. The Omaha were believed to have ranged from the Cheyenne River in South Dakota to the Platte River in Nebraska. Around 1734 the Omaha established their first village west of the Missouri River on Bow Creek in present-day Cedar County, Nebraska. The Omaha eventually controlled the fur trade on the Upper Missouri River.
In 1815 the Omaha made their first treaty with the United States, one called a “treaty of friendship and peace.” No land was relinquished by the tribe. Eventually, disease and Sioux aggression from the north forced the tribe to move south. Between 1819 and 1856, they established villages near what is now Bellevue, Nebraska and along Papillion Creek . By 1854 the US Government forced a treaty on the Omaha taking much of their ancestral lands and eventually forcing them onto a reservation in the Blackbird Hills, essentially the current reservation in Thurston County, Nebraska. As with most Indian treaties, the US Government failed to abide by the terms and required payments creating great hardship for the tribe for many years.
This beautiful Limoges France hand painted Portrait Plaque, which measures a large 13-3/4" wide, captures, in great detail the essence of the 18th Century American Indian in his tradition and colorful tribal wear. The quality of the artwork, use of colors, and wonderful presentation shows the wonderful American Indian glory of a lost era.
The attractive Limoges France hand painted Portrait Plaque of "Howard Frost, Omaha" is in excellent condition and totally free of chips, cracks, or other damage with some very superficial fine scratches [see photos].
The stunning hand painted Portrait Plaque of "Howard Frost, Omaha" Interpreter displays several Limoges vintage, early 1900's marks [see photo].
The wonderful American Indian Plaque of "Howard Frost" of the Omaha Tribe shows and displays exceptionally well.
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