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  McKenney & Hall. "Apauly Tustenuggee," 1843 [see Horan 124 and 205].  
McKenney and Hall, Apauly Tustenuggee

McKenney & Hall. “Apauly Tustenuggee,”1843 [see Horan 124 and 205]. Folio lithograph with exquisite bright original hand color. Framed size: 24 1/2 x 19". Excellent condition. Handsome archival presentation in bird's-eye maple, with a French mat.

James Horan's text does not coincide with the correct portrait; the text for Apauly Tustenuggee is as follows:

“‘The Creeks are a corn-growing people. Those that have been in the country some years, raise corn in large quantities; some of the principal framers crib from five to ten thousand bushels in a season. . . .’ This is part of a report sent from the Indian territory to the War Department by a Creek Indian agent in 1837. . . .’ This was one year after the removal of the Creek had begun; it would take three more years for the United States to transfer what one early Alabama historian had called ‘a nation that is proud, arrogant and haughty, brave and valiant in war,’ from its ancient homelands to the West. . . .’ McKenney's brief description of Apauly Tustennuggee was ‘a chief and a warrior . . . a firm, brave man—and of good sense.’”

Ref.: James D. Horan, The McKenney-Hall Portrait Gallery of American Indians (New York: Crown Publishers, Inc., 1972), no. 124 (text), no. 205 (image).

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