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McKenney, Thomas L. (Thomas Loraine) 1785-1859

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Works: 315 works in 773 publications in 2 languages and 10,823 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Portraits  History  Dictionaries  Catalogs  Exhibition catalogs  Pictorial works  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Composer
Classifications: E77, B
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The Indian tribes of North America : with biographical sketches and anecdotes of the principal chiefs by Thomas L McKenney( Book )

27 editions published between 1933 and 1977 in English and held by 852 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History of the Indian tribes of North America : with biographical sketches and anecdotes of the principal chiefs, embellished with one hundred and twenty portraits, from the Indian Gallery in the Department of War, at Washington by Thomas L McKenney( Book )

107 editions published between 1800 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 786 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The landmark History of Indian Tribes of North America is one of the finest artistic and anthropological records of Native Americans ever published. This impressive portfolio of Indian portraits and biographies represents the life's work of Thomas McKenney, documenting an important part of American history -- the great leaders of the Indian nations which have disappeared since the mid-nineteenth century. Originally published in three volumes between 1836 and 1844, Histroy of Indian Tribes of North America is most famous for its 120 hand-colored plates based on original oil paintings by Charles Bird King and others. Some of the more famous portraits include: Pocahontas, Billy Bowlegs, Red Jacket, Major Ridge and Sequoya
Memoirs, official and personal : with sketches of travels among the northern and southern Indians : embracing a war excursion, and descriptions of scenes along the western borders by Thomas L McKenney( Book )

27 editions published between 1845 and 1975 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biographical sketches and anecdotes of ninety-five of 120 principal chiefs from the Indian tribes of North America by Thomas L McKenney( Book )

10 editions published between 1838 and 1967 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Indian tribes of North America : with biographical sketches and anecdotes of the principal chiefs by Thomas L McKenney( Book )

63 editions published between 1933 and 2012 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History of the Indian tribes of North America, with biographical sketches and anecdotes of the principal chiefs, embellished with one hundred and twenty portraits from the Indian gallery in the Department of War at Washington by Thomas L McKenney( Book )

4 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Both authors ... saw their book as a way of preserving an accurate visual record of a rapidly disappearing culture. The text, which was written by Hall based on information supplied by McKenney, takes the form of a series of biographies of leading figures amongst the Indian nations, followed by a general history of the North American Indians. The work is now famous for its color plate portraits of the chiefs, warriors and squaws of the various tribes, faithful copies of original oils by Charles Bird King painted from life in his studio in Washington (McKenney commissioned him to record the visiting Indian delegates) or worked up by King from the watercolors of the young frontier artist, James Otto Lewis. All but four of the original paintings were destroyed in the disastrous Smithsonian fire of 1865, so their appearance in this work preserves what is probably the best likeness of many of the most prominent Indian leaders of the early 19th century. -- Reese
A narrative of the Battle of Bladensburg : in a letter to Henry Banning, Esq. by Thomas L McKenney( Book )

5 editions published between 1814 and 1979 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents and proceedings relating to the formation and progress of a board in the city of New York, for the emigration, preservation, and improvement, of the aborigines of America. July 22, 1829 by for the Emigration, Preservation, and Improvement of the Aborigines of America Indian Board( Book )

10 editions published between 1820 and 1829 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays on the spirit of Jacksonism, as exemplified in its deadly hostility to the bank of the United States by Thomas L McKenney( Book )

16 editions published between 1835 and 2005 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reply to Kosciusko Armstrong's assault upon Col. McKenney's Narrative of the causes that led to General Armstrong's resignation of the office of Secretary of War in 1814 by Thomas L McKenney( Book )

6 editions published between 1847 and 1978 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reports and proceedings of Col. McKenney, on the subject of his recent tour among the southern Indians, as submitted to Congress with the message of the President U.S by United States( Book )

5 editions published in 1828 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Letter from the Superintendent of Indian Trade, to the chairman of the Committee on Indian Affairs, communicating a report in relation to Indian trade by United States( Book )

6 editions published in 1820 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 by Thomas L McKenney( Book )

4 editions published in 1836 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Memoirs, official and personal by Thomas L McKenney( Book )

10 editions published between 1846 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One of the most significant yet least known figures in the history of American Indian policy, Thomas L. McKenney directed the nation's Indian affairs for fourteen years, from 1816 to 1830, and was the principal architect of two pieces of legislation that had a profound impact on Indian policy: the Indian Civilization Act of 1819 and the Indian Removal Act of 1830. Serving first as superintendent of Indian trade and then as head of the newly created Bureau of Indian Affairs, McKenney traveled widely among the eastern tribes and established the forerunner of the Smithsonian Institution's ethnological collection. McKenney's Memoirs were first published in 1846 as two volumes in one. Volume one, which is devoted largely to his visits to the tribes and to a defense of his public career (he had been discharged from office under a cloud of controversy), offers valuable insights into the rationale behind the early Indian programs. A substantial collections of pertinent primary documents are reprinted in the appendix. This edition omits the much briefer and less consequential volume two."--Back cover
Supplemental report from the Bureau of Indian Affairs by United States( Book )

2 editions published in 1828 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The McKenney-Hall portrait gallery of American Indians by James D Horan( Book )

2 editions published between 1972 and 1986 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The Indian tribes of North America : with biographical sketches and anecdotes of the principal chiefs
Alternative Names
Aristides, 1785-1859

Mac Kenney, Thomas L. (Thomas Loraine), 1785-1859

Mac Kenney, Thomas Loraine, 1785-1859

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Mc Kenney, Thomas L. (Thomas Loraine), 1785-1859

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English (388)

French (1)

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