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Crow-Sun-Tah or Big Soldier, (painting)

Artist:
Stanley, John Mix
Subject:
Crow Sun Tah
Type:
Paintings
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Notes:
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 33
Is about seventy years of age, vigorous and active. He, together with a number of his tribe, were taken to France some years since by an American citizen for the purpose of giving exhibitions of their various dances. After having made a large sum of money by the operation, he abandoned them, leaving them entirely destitute of money and a protector. In this situation they contracted disease incidental to the climate, and most of them died. La Fayette being in Paris found Crow-sun-tah and a woman, the only survivors, and took them home with him, treated them with utmost kindness and finally sent them home to the American Government, by whom they were again restored to their people and the quiet of their native forest. He wore a medal presented him by La Fayette, which he prizes above every thing on earth; he often spoke of him and his kind treatment. He was in attendance at the large International Council of Tah-le-quah, in the Cherokee Nation, during the month of June, 1843, and participated in the various dances and amusements with equally as much zest as any of the young warriors. . . . We learn that he died during the summer of 1844. [P. 18.]
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--Osage
Control number:
AECI 02200033
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index

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