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  McKenney & Hall. “Ki-On-Twog-Ky, or Cornplant,” 1834 [Horan 118].  
McKenney, Cornplant, 1834

McKenney & Hall. “Ki-On-Twog-Ky, or Cornplant,” 1834 [Horan 118]. Folio edition from the painting by Charles Bird King, with text page. Lithograph with exquisite bright original hand color. Sheet size: 20 x 14 1/4". Right edge of sheet is unevenly trimmed and has minor glue residue where formerly bound into portfolio, not affecting image. Overall fine.


About the subject of this superb portrait, Horan wrote, “Red Jacket, Brant, and Cornplanter comprised the great triumvirate of Iroquois chiefs how led their people in the trying postwar period of the Revolution. In later years Cornplanter became a religious zealot and a bitter enemy of Red Jacket. In the winter of 1801–1802, he traveled to Washington as a guest of Jefferson who became his frequent correspondent. He died February 18, 1836, ‘aged about 100 years’ on a reservation of over nine hundred acres in Pennsylvania.”

Ref.: James D. Horan, The McKenney-Hall Portrait Gallery of American Indians (New York: Crown Publishers, Inc., 1972).

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