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McKenney and Hall Indian Print


This McKenney and Hall print of a Pawnee chief has a strong reddish hue from his headdress feathers and amulet chain and he has a serious contemplative look about him. The matted print comes with a full biography of Sharitarish and his ancenstors and tribe.  Wikipedia has this to say about the Pawnees:

The Pawnee (also Paneassa, Pari, Pariki) are a Native American tribe that historically lived along the Platte, Loup and Republican Rivers in present-day Nebraska. They refer to themselves as "Chaticks-si-Chaticks", meaning "Men of men". In the 18th century they were allied with the French and played an important role in limiting Spanish expansion onto the Great Plains defeating them decisively in a battle in 1720.

Descended from Caddoan linguistic stock, the Pawnee are not typically known as Plains Indians in the context of traditional representations; their villages constructed of earthen lodges tended to be permanent. They were an agricultural people who grew corn, beans, pumpkins and squash. With the coming of the horse culture to the Great Plains they did begin to take on some of the cultural attributes of their cousins, but the buffalo culture remained secondary to the maize culture.

Below is the first page of the included biography.

Below is how it the print looks shrink-wrapped in a red mat that compliments the colors of the print.