'Pittsburg in 1790.'

McRae, John C

'Pittsburg in 1790.'
3 2 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 24cm

Description

Engraving made in 1853 by John McRae of Seth Eastman's drawing of Lewis Brantz's original, showing the settlement at Pittsburgh, Pennysylvania, 'from the south side of the Monongahela River'. The Native American population of the Americas was drastically reduced after the arrival of the Europeans due to war, disease, forced removal and relocation, and the destruction of traditional ways of life. Illustration from 'Information respecting the history, condition and prospects of the Indian tribes of the United States. Part 3' by Henry Rowe Schoolcraft (1793-1864), published in Philadelphia in 1853.

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