The McKenney-Hall Portrait Gallery of American Indians
Place Published: New York
Publisher: Bramhall House
Date Published: 1986
Book Id: 45569
373pp. Quarto [31 cm] Beige paper over boards with a black ink stamped title on the backstrip. Very good, with just a small perforation in the bottom fore edge corner of the front cover. In a very good dust jacket, with yellowing at the jacket's spine and along the panel edges. The surface is mildly scratched and rubbed.
With 128 color portraits of famous Indians in American history, reproduced from three portfolios originally published in 1836, and today worth a great deal of money. From the dust jacket- "Thomas Loraine McKenney was Superintendent of Indian Trade under Presidents Madison, Monroe, John Quincy Adams, and Jackson, and had a keen interest in the customs and beliefs of the Indians he came to know so well. James Hall was a frontier lawyer, judge, newspaper editor, and author who helped McKenney put together the portfolios. Together they turned the portraits into a coherent representation of Indian life, lore, and costume."