This out-of-print MASTERPIECE is a rare fusion of Native American art and fascinating history!
Collector's 1972 first edition vintage hardcover book with original dustjacket - The McKenney-Hall Portrait Gallery of American Indians by James D. Horan.
One of the most impressive and ambitious undertakings in publishing history. Art prints and text document an important part of our American heritage, and great leaders of the Indian nations.
Over 140 illustrations, 128 SUPERB full page lithograph color portraits. Reproduced as they were painted more than 150 years ago by outstanding American artists including Charles Bird King's famous oil paintings. Original portraits were exhibited at the Smithsonian museum, and destroyed by a fire in 1865. Magnificent black & white drawings including President Monroe's House, a full page black & white plate.
Red Jacket - Iroquois; Black Hawk, Joseph Brant - Mohawk War Captain, Petalsharo - Pawnee Chief, Sauk & Fox, Sharitarish - Pawnee, Pocahontas, Mahaskah - White Cloud; Sioux, Cherokee, Rantchewaime - Flying Pigeon, Moanahonga - Great Walker, Seminole, Watchemonne - the Orator; Creek, Notchimine - No Heart; Tahrohon, Katawabeda - Chippewa Chief, Neomonni - Cloud out of Which the Rain Comes and many more.
Presidential Portraits: President Thomas Jefferson, John Quincy Adams, President Monroe, Colonel McKenney and others. Photos do not capture true brilliance of color hues and exquisite detail; wait until you see these lithographic prints up close. WOW!!
Individual biographies on each Native American Indian not found in original portfolios. First full-length biography Col Thomas L. McKenney–Superintendent of Indian Trade, under Presidents John Quincy Adams, Madison, Monroe and Jackson. Noble warriors, imposing statesman, downtrodden tribesman, exploited chiefs, and many others bring to life this fascinating Western American history.
James Horan: Award winning historian and novelist, won numerous literary awards including, Buffalo Award and Western Heritage Award. Publisher: Crown Publishers, New York, Bramhall House, Copyright, 1972 first edition, 1986 printing. ISBN 0517605279. Not ex-library.
Book One: Thomas Loraine McKenney: Shadow Catcher of the Indians - several chapters including McKenney and the War of 1812, Superintendent of the Indian Trade, The Great Question of Indian Removal & The Bravest of the Brave.
Book Two: The Wilderness Ambassador - several chapters including Augustic Treaties, McKenney and Jackson & Journey Among the Southern Tribes. Complete Section - The Portrait Gallery. Notes, bibliography and complete index.
Oversize heavy hardcover, pictorial DJ, tan leatherette-buckram boards. 373 unused quality, MINT, glossy pages, 12.25" x 9.25". Binding tight. Fine vintage condition. Pages fine/bright/crisp/clean. Cover near fine/bright/clean/light shelfwear-corner bumping-1/2" divet. DJ excellent/bright/clean/clipped/light shelfwear includes light edgewear-1/4" edge tear.
Do not pass up this out-of-print gem; will make a FABULOUS gift!!