Indian Mode of Travelling

$55.00

James Queen.  “Indian Mode of Travelling.”  From Pierre Jean De Smet’s Letters and Sketches with a Narrative of a Year’s Residence among the Indian Tribes of the Rocky Mountains.  Philadelphia: M. Fithian, 1843.  3 1/4 x 5 3/4.  Lithograph by P.S. Duval.  Small spot of wear at top edge of image.  Else, very good condition.

Description

A charming lithograph showing a group of Native Americans traveling, including using travoises.  The print was drawn by James Queen and appeared in Pierre Jean De Smet’s Letters and Sketches with a Narrative of a Year’s Residence among the Indian Tribes of the Rocky Mountains and is based on his first hand description.  Smet  was a Belgian Catholic missionary who traveled to the Rocky Mountains in 1841 and 1842, his account being reliable and first-hand.