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Culture/People:
Non-Indian; said to have been used by the Shawnee  Search this
Previous owner:
Chief Tecumseh (Tecumtha/Tekamthi/Shooting Star/Tekoomse/The One Who Passes Across Intervening Space from One Point to Another), Shawnee, 1768-1813  Search this
Sawa Benashe (Yellow Hawk/Othaawaapeelethee), Shawnee, ca. 1728-ca. 1820  Search this
Milford G. Chandler (M.G. Chandler), Non-Indian, 1889-1981  Search this
Seller:
Milford G. Chandler (M.G. Chandler), Non-Indian, 1889-1981  Search this
Object Name:
British flag
Media/Materials:
Wool cloth
Techniques:
Sewn, appliqu├ęd
Dimensions:
135.5 x 261 cm
Object Type:
Advertising/Logo items
Place:
Canada (inferred)
Date created:
1810-1812
Collection History:
Said to have been given to Tecumseh (Shawnee, 1768-1813) by the British circa 1812, and carried during the Battle of the Thames in 1812 by Sawa Benashe (probably Yellow Hawk/Othaawaapeelethee, Shawnee, ca. 1728-ca. 1820); handed down in Sawa Benashe's family as an heirloom; purchased by Native art collector Milford G. Chandler (1889-1981) in 1942 from a descendant of Sawa Benashe; purchased by MAI from Milford Chandler in 1961.
Catalog Number:
23/730
Barcode:
230730.000
See related items:
Non-Indian
Shawnee
Advertising/Logo items
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_245809