|Title||ME-TE-A (A POTTAWATOMIE CHIEF)|
|Artist 2||Greenough, Frederick W. (engraver)|
|Collection||Art of the American West|
|Credit line||Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Richard D. Grand|
Artist-explorer and engraver, Seymour encountered Chief Me-Te-A during an expedition lead by Stephen Long in 1823. Captivated by the presence of this Native American leader, Seymour created a portrait of him that was later reproduced as a lithograph. Seymour depicts this distinguished warrior and orator in profile with vermillion painted around his left eye, a symbol of his abilities and leadership.