The Three Cherokees came over from the head of the River Savanna to London, 1762
Bickham, George II; publisher; British artist, 1706-1771
given; 1951; Clarke, Louis Colville Gray
For discussion of this print see the article by Stephanie Pratt "Reynolds' 'King of the Cherokees' and Other Mistaken Identities in the Portraiture of Native American Delegations, 1710-1762" in the Oxford Art Journal, Vol. 21, No. 2 (1998), pp. 135-150.
inscription; plate lower centre; printed; 1: Their Interpreter that was Poisoned. 2: Outacite or Man-killer; who Sets up the War Whoop, as, (Woach Woach ha ha hoch Waoch) with his Wampum. 3: Austenaco or King, a great Warrior who has his Calumet or Pipe, by taking a Whiff of which, is their most sacred emblem of peace. 4: Uschesees y Great Hunter, or Scalpper, as the Character of a Warrior depends on the Number of Scalps, he has them without Number. Sold in Mays Buildings, Covent Garden, according to Act, by G. Bickham.
Object Number: P.205-1951
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