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Al-Leck-Tustenuggee. A Seminole Chief, (painting)

Artist:
Stanley, John Mix
Subject:
Al Leck Tustenuggee
Type:
Paintings
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Notes:
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 2
This man is at the head of the Mikasukie Band, and during the Florida War, was one of the most active among the Seminoles. During this war, his band perpetrated some of the most cruel murders on record; among which was that of Mrs. Montgomery, who was brutally massacred while riding on horseback, within a short distance of the post, where her husband, Lieut. Montgomery, of the U.S.A., was stationed. Since the removal of his people west of the Mississippi, they have been quite peaceable, but not altogether contented. Great numbers have died from local diseases, and intemperate use of whiskey, which they procure on the frontier. He enquired particularly after the health of Gen. Worth, of the U.S.A., of whom he spoke in the highest terms. He wore many ornaments and articles of dress, the gifts of that distinguished officer. We asked of him the privilege of painting one of his wives. He replied that his women had been hunted through the everglades of Florida, until they were unfit to be seen, but whenever they recruited he would not object to their being painted. [Pp. 5-6.]
Catalogue of Pictures, in Stanley and Dickerman's North American Indian Portrait Gallery; J.M. Stanley, Artist. Cincinnati: Printed at the "Daily Enquirer Office." 1846.
Topic:
Portrait male
Ethnic--Seminole
Control number:
AECI 02200002
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index

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