'Transporting the Wounded', North America, 1847.

Wagstaff, C E

'Transporting the Wounded', North America, 1847.
3 5 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 27cm

Description

Engraving by C E Wagstaff and J Andrews after Captain Seth Eastman, US Army, of Native Americans carrying an injured companion in a stretcher. The indigenous 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 2' by Henry Rowe Schoolcraft (1793-1864), published in Philadelphia in 1847.

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