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Black Knife, (painting)

Artist:
Stanley, John Mix
Subject:
Black Knife
Type:
Paintings
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1846
Notes:
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 98
(Painted 1846.) An Apache Chief, reconnoitering the command of General Kearney on his march from Santa Fe to California. [P. 57; entry includes a history of the Apache Indians.] A large extent of mountainous country that divides the waters of the Del Norte from the waters flowing into the Pacific. game is scarce, and they gain their subsistence by plundering the settlements of Sonora, Chihuahua, and other lesser towns in the Del Norte Valley - whence they supply themselves with large herds of cattle, and choice horses, which enable them to retreat with rapidity and safety." [P. 57.]
Portraits of North American Indians, with Sketches of Scenery, etc., painted by J.M. Stanley. Deposited with the Smithsonian Institution. Washington: Smithsonian Institution. December, 1852.
Topic:
Portrait male
Ethnic--Apache
Western
Occupation--Military
Figure(s) In Exterior--Frontier
History--United States--Exploration
Control number:
AECI 02960098
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index

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