A collection of (38) thirty-eight steel engraved plates drawn by Captain Seth Eastman for Henry R. Schoolcraft's "Historical and Statistical Information Respecting the History, Condition Prospects of the Indian Tribes of the United States".
(6 vols, Philadelphia, 1857). Being 38 steel engraved plates, [1857?]. 17x 23cm, (6½"x 9").. image size is general 13.5x 20.5cm (5½" x 8¼"), this is slightly smaller plate size than of the original 1857 edition and is printed on lighter weight paper, a few are trimmed, several have a marginal damp stain, a few have some foxing but on the whole they are good clear images ... the lot. (Cdn). Item #40580
Plate titles : The titles tell the story... Esopus Landing on Hudson River - Inscription on rock north side of Cunningham's Is., Lake Erie - Fort Defiance, New Mexico - Falls of St. Anthony - Near Fort Defiance, Navajo Country, New Mexico - Chicago in 1820 - Michilimackinac - Mode of Obtaining Fire from Percussion Skinning the Buffalo - Falls of Montreal River - Herd of Buffalo - Hunting Buffalo - Interior of an Estufa, New Mexico - Chippewa Lodge & Creek House in 1791 - Pueblo of Zuni, New Mexico - Gathering Grass Seed Transporting Water and Grass Seed - Mourning for the Dead - Cleaning Grass Seed - Oneida Lake - Oneida Stone Utica Cemetry - Ancient Mining on Lake Superior & White Fish ~ sustenance of ancient miners - Ottowa Canoe & Balsa - Indian Medas Showing the Contents of their Medicine Protecting the Corn Field from Vermin: Nocturnal Grave Night - A Medicine Man Administering to a Patient - Itasca Lake - Dakotah Village - Ruins of Old Fort Mackinack, 1763 - Transporting the Wounded - Dakotah Encampment - Valley of the St. Peters, Minnesota. Seth Eastman (1808-1875) U.S. Army officer and artist was noted for his recording of native American life and is best remembered for his contribution to the Schoolcraft set of 1857.