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Book, History of the Indian Tribes of North America

This is a Book. It was written by Thomas L. McKenney and James Hall and created by Charles Bird King.

This object is not part of the Cooper Hewitt's permanent collection. It was able to spend time at the museum on loan from Smithsonian Libraries and Archives as part of Esperanza Spalding Selects.

It is dated 1838–1844. Its medium is book with lithographic plates, volume 1, p. 129..

The style of “M’Intosh, a Creek chief” has been devolved and evolved by American colonial garb of the 19th century. Colonial aesthetics have broken apart the style of his culture.

It is credited Collection of Smithsonian Libraries, Cooper Hewitt, E77 .M135 1838.

  • Table Mat (USA)
  • linen.
  • Gift of Mrs. William Bayard Cutting in memory of Mary E. Parsons.
  • 1943-44-5

Its dimensions are

H x W x D (book open): 51.5 × 73.5 × 4 cm (20 1/4 × 28 15/16 × 1 9/16 in.) H x W x D (book closed): 51.5 × 37.5 × 4 cm (20 1/4 × 14 3/4 × 1 9/16 in.)

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Esperanza Spalding Selects.

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