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2017

Book, History of the Indian Tribes of North America, 1838–1844

This is a book. It was written by Thomas L. McKenney and James Hall and created by Charles Bird King.

This object is not part of the Cooper Hewitt's permanent collection. It was able to spend time at the museum on loan from Smithsonian Libraries as part of Esperanza Spalding Selects.

It is dated 1838–1844. Its medium is book with lithographic plates, volume 1, p. 129.

The style of “M’Intosh, a Creek chief” has been devolved and evolved by American colonial garb of the 19th century. Colonial aesthetics have broken apart the style of his culture.

It is credited Collection of Smithsonian Libraries, Cooper Hewitt, E77 .M135 1838.

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Its dimensions are

H x W x D (book open): 51.5 × 73.5 × 4 cm (20 1/4 × 28 15/16 × 1 9/16 in.) H x W x D (book closed): 51.5 × 37.5 × 4 cm (20 1/4 × 14 3/4 × 1 9/16 in.)

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