Military Coats and Native Americans


Charles Balthazar Fevret de Saint Memin, (1770 – 1852). “Payouska Chief of the Big Osage”, ca. 1804, Washington DC. Black chalk & charcoal with stumping, white chalk, pastel & graphite on pink prepared paper, 23 x 17 1/8 inches. Collection of the New York Historical Society. 1860.96.


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Murie, Pawnee Scout. Jackson Brothers Photographers. Ca. 1868-70. Yale Collection of Western Americana, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. WA Photos 149.



Pushmataha, Choctaw (ca. 1760-1824). Pushmataha led the Choctaw in support of the American s in the War of 1812 and negotiated several treaties between the United States and the Choctaw Nation. This portrait was drawn in 1824 during his visit to Washington DC to lobby against further land cessions by the Choctaw. He perished during this visit and was buried with full military honors in the Congressional Cemetery. Copy after Charles Bird King. Ca. 1837-44. Hand-colored lithograph on paper. Smithsonian American Art Museum 1985.66.153,311