Seth Eastman (1808-75). Plate 10. “Death Whoop.” From Henry Schoolcraft's Historical Information...Respecting the Indian Tribes of North America.
Philadelphia: Lippincott Grambo & Co., 1851-57. 5 3/4 x 8 3/8. Engraving by Alfred Jones. Repaired tear in right margin. Else, very good condition.
A print based on a drawing by Capt. Seth Eastman. Eastman was a soldier who spent many years in the American west, particularly working as an artist to document Native Americas for the U.S. government and for private purposes. His images appeared in a number of scarce publications, including The Iris, a gift book, or as the title page called it, “an illuminated souvenir,” issued in 1852. Eastman, and his wife Mary Henderson Eastman, were very sympathetic to the Indians and they took great pains to learn their language and customs, making their images some of the most accurate and interesting of the nineteenth century.
Other images after Eastman:
[Indians Offering Food to the Dead]
"The Laughing Waters, Three Miles below the Falls of St. Anthony."
"Sounding Wind. The Chippewa Brave."
"Wenona's Leap. Lake Pepin, Miss. River."