Early image of tipis


Titian Ramsay Peale.  “Moveable Skin Lodges of the Kaskaias.”  From Edwin James’ An Account of An Expedition from Pittsburgh to the Rocky Mountains Performed in the Years 1819-20.  Philadelphia: Carey & Lea, 1822-23.  4 x 5 1/2.  Engraving by Young & Delleker.  Light mottling to paper.  Overall, very good condition.


A first-hand drawing of tipis of the Kaskaias tribe.  The scene was drawn by Philadelphia artist Titian Ramsay Peale, who had been asked to accompany the expedition of Major Stephen Long’s to the Rocky Mountains in 1819-20.