Color lithograph of a Pawnee Chief from Thomas McKenney and James Hall’s book "History of the Indian Tribes of North America" by lithographer John T. Bowen, after a portrait by Henry Inman and Charles Bird King. Inscription on the page reads as follows:
PET-A-LE-SHAR-RO A Pawnee Brave.
Published by F. W. Greenough, Philad. Drawn, Printed & Coloured at J.T. Bowen's Lithographic Establishment N°94 Walnut St. Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1838 by F. Greenough in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the Eastern District of Penna.
Pet-A-Le Sharr-ro was a Pawnee tribe chief from Nebraska. At the age of 25 he traveled to Washington D.C. on a diplomatic mission and it was on this trip that his portrait was painted. He was honored by European Americans with a medal inscribed "the bravest of the brave" for having rescued a young girl from human sacrifice by another tribe.
It comes nicely matted and framed, ready to display. In very good used condition as shown. Unexamined outside of frame, photographed through glass which explains any reflections. Shipped fully insured with tracking number.
Measurements: Frame: 24 1/2" by 19"; Mat Opening: 16 3/8" by 11 1/4" approximately.