Media Information

 
 
 
Collection:
JCB Archive of Early American Images
Accession number:
06128
Record number:
06128-5
JCB call number:
D778 C257t
Image title:
A Man & Woman of the Naudowessie.
Place image published:
[London]
Image publisher:
[J. Carver, J. Walter, S. Crowder]
Image date:
[1778]
Image function:
plate 3; following p. 230
Technique:
engraving
Image dimension height:
10.4 cm.
Image dimension width:
17.3 cm.
Page dimension height:
23.5 cm.
Page dimension width:
13.7 cm.
Materials medium:
ink
Materials support:
paper
Languages:
English
Description:
Native American man, woman, and child. Cultural artifacts include bow and arrows, armbands and necklace or gorget, feathered headdress, and basket. Includes dwellings or teepees.
Source creator:
Carver, Jonathan, 1710-1780
Source Title:
Travels through the interior parts of North-America, in the years 1766, 1767, and 1768
Source place of publication:
London
Source publisher:
printed for the author; and sold by J. Walter, at Charing-cross, and S. Crowder, in Paternoster Row
Source date:
M DCC LXXVIII [1778]
notes:
The Naudowessie are members of the Sioux or Dakota tribe.
Carver was the first Englishman to undertake an exploration of the west. His purpose was to map the land, to befriend the native Americans, and to discover the Northwest passage. His journey began in 1766 and, in some ways, was the precursor of the Lewis and Clark expedition; his book was the first popular American travel book.
Image is placed horizontally on page. Also attributed tentatively to John Coakley Lettsom, known to be involved with the work at least in the capacity of editor.
Time Period:
1751-1800
Subject Area:
Artifacts, industry, and human activities; Indigenous peoples
geographic area:
North America
Subject headings:
Indians of North America
Provenance/Donor:
Acquired before 1871.
Owner and copyright:
©John Carter Brown Library, Box 1894, Brown University, Providence, R.I. 02912
Commentary:

A Man & Woman of the Naudowessie.