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Artist Seymour, Samuel
Title ME-TE-A (A POTTAWATOMIE CHIEF)
Artist 2 Greenough, Frederick W. (engraver)
Date 1843
Medium color lithograph
Catalog Number 1965.15
Collection Art of the American West
Object Name Print
Credit line Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Richard D. Grand
Didactic Information May 2013:
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.