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    James Otto Lewis Print: BREWETT: A Celebrated Miami Chief. Hand colored, 11.50" x 19". Painted "at the Treaty of Massinnewa by J. O. Lewis 1827." Lithographed by Lehman & Duval. James Lewis began painting Native Americans in 1823. Between 1825 and 1828, the United States Indian Department commissioned him to attend treaty ceremonies. While at these ceremonies, Lewis rendered portraits and interviewed chiefs and subsequently published the first collection of native North American portraits, the North American Aboriginal Port-Folio. This print was included in the Port-Folio.

    Lithographers George Lehman and Peter S. Duval worked together as a firm in Philadelphia from 1835 until 1837, when Lehman left the firm and the name was changed. The Miami originally lived in Michigan, Indiana, and Ohio until their lands were gradually taken away by treaties such as the Treaty of Massinnewa. Near very fine. From the U. I. "Chick" and Cecilia Harris Collection.


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    December, 2008
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