Major Ridge. A Cherokee Chief.

McKENNEY, Thomas L., and HALL, James.

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Philadelphia: E.C. Biddle, 1836-44. Hand-colored lithograph. Folio (19½" X 14"). Very good. Mild overall age toning; several very small (¼") edge chips, all far removed from the image area. A handsome image from the first, folio-size edition of McKenney and Hall's reknowned "History of the Indian Tribes of North America, with Biographical Sketches and Anecdotes of the Principal Chiefs," published in three volumes between 1836 and 1844. Containing 120 colored plates (based on oil paintings by Charles Bird King, most of which were destroyed in a fire at the Smithsonian), this legendary trio is the major source for accurate images of many early Native American leaders. Later printings were reduced to an octavo size. Major Ridge was a leading foe of Thomas Jefferson's Indian removal plans, a noted Indian warrior, chief, judge and diplomat. A strong imprint with bold, fresh coloring. Scarce. Bookseller Inventory # 18514

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Title: Major Ridge. A Cherokee Chief.

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