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Se-loc-ta, (painting)

Artist:
Inman
King (copy after)
Subject:
Se Loc Ta
Type:
Paintings
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Notes:
After original at Washington.
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 9
Se-loc-ta--A distinguished Creek warrior--and a member of the aforenamed delegation. It is said, and it is believed truly, that during the former war upon the Seminoles, who were then called "red sticks," the commanding General of the American forces standing in his stirrups and looking round him, asked, where are the Red-sticks* Se-loc-ta being near, answered--pointing with his finger, "In that swamp." It is false, said the officer. Looking round him presently he saw the Indian striding off in the direction of the swamp--when he asked, "where is that fellow going* Call him back." He was called back. On being questioned where he was going, he answered firmly, and with fire flashing in his eyes, "in that swamp." What are you going there for* To let you see that I am no liar. My tongue is not forked--it is straight. You asked "where are the Red Sticks* I answered, in yonder swamp--You said I was a liar." Well, said the General, and how are you going to show me the Red Sticks are in the swamp--why said Se-loc-ta, with his head erect, and his hand firmly grasping his rifle, when they shoot me, you will see the smoke of their rifles% He was about to start a second time to give proof that he had told the truth, but was prevented. [Pp. 3-4; see entry 04480008 for other work noted in this commentary.]
Catalogue of One Hundred and Fifteen Indian Portraits, representing eighteen different tribes, accompanied by a few brief remarks on the character, &c. of most of them. Price 12 1/2 cents.
Topic:
Portrait male
Ethnic--Creek
Control number:
AECI 04480009
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index

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