Unattributed. "Philip alias Metacomet of Pokanoket." [Chief of the Wampanoag tribe in New England]. From John Wimer’s Events in Indian History.
Lancaster, PA: G. Hills 1841. Lithograph by Sinclair Lithography of Philadelphia. With folds as issued. Clipped bottom corner as issued and professionally filled. Overall, very good condition.
During the nineteenth century, the image that white Americans held of the American Indian changed from admiration of the “noble natives” to hatred and fear of the “wild savages.” This view is graphically represented in a series of primitive lithographs from John Wimer’s Events in Indian History, a history of the troubled relationship between the European and Indian cultures. Wimer’s views show instances of peaceful encounters and of savagery by both parties.