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Keokuk, Chief of the Sacs & Foxes.

  • ARTIST: Charles Bird King

  • PUBLISHER: Philadelphia by F.W. Greenough, Philad.

  • MEDIUM: Lithograph handcolored,

    DATE: 1836-1844.

  • EDITION SIZE: Paper size 20 3/16 x 14 1/4" (51.3 x 36.2 cm).

  • DESCRIPTION: From the folio edition of "History of the Indian Tribes of North America" by Thomas L. McKenney and James Hall. Drawn, printed & coloured at I.T. Bowen's lithographic establishment No. 94 Walnut St. Keokuk was a well known and respected chief on the Plains, known not only for his abilities in war but for his diplomacy. As white man advanced west in the 1830s Keokuk bade his people to remain peaceful, a notion that irritated some under his rule, most notably the Sauk leader Black Hawk. Keokuk is perhaps best known for his debate in Washington in 1837, where he established a territorial claim for his nation in the state we know as Iowa. He died in 1848 on a reservation in Kansas, where he would be buried until 1883 when his remains were moved to a town named in his honor in Iowa.

  • ADDITIONAL INFO: Framed to museum quality standards.

  • CONDITION: Good condition,. Original handcoloring