'Soi-En-Ga-Rah-Ta, or King Hendrick', Native American chief, 18th century.

Newsam, A

'Soi-En-Ga-Rah-Ta, or King Hendrick', Native American chief, 18th century.
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Lithograph made in 1857 by A Newsam of the Native American chief (c 1685-1755), also known as Thoyanoguen, who was a Mohican by birth but was adopted by the Mohawk. He travelled to England and was presented at court. An energetic advocate of Indian rights, he saw the evil influence of alcohol on his people and called for legislation preventing its sale. He died fighting with the English against the French in a battle at Lake George, (now in New York State). Illustration from 'Information respecting the history, condition and prospects of the Indian tribes of the United States. Part 6' by Henry Rowe Schoolcraft (1793-1864), published in Philadelphia in 1857.

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