"Moa-Na-Hon-Ga an Ioway Chief", McKenney and Hall
Subject: Prints Native American
Period: 1838 (dated)
Color: Hand Color
9.5 x 14 inches
24.1 x 35.6 cm
An original full folio McKinney & Hall lithograph of this important chief. Moanahonga is adorned with war paint, at least 10 earrings, numerous bead or porcupine quill necklaces, feathers and feather plume, and holds a large lance point or knife. Published by F.W. Greenough of Philadelphia and "Drawn & Coloured at I.T. Bowen's Lithographic Establishment." Strongly and beautifully hand colored. His name means Great Walker which was given him on account of his great muscular strength which enabled him to cover great distances leading War parties without becoming fatigued. He was know also as Big Neck, and as Winaugusconey meaning "the man who is not afraid to travel." A very nice example of this plate.
Fine example with full original margins. A few framing tape remnants on verso along edge.