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Artist Chapin (del) & Armytage, G.C. (s.C.)
Title Tecumseh Saving the Lives of Prisoners
Medium engraving
Catalog Number 1965.23
Collection Art of the American West
Object Name Print
Credit line Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Richard D. Grand
Didactic Information May 2013:
Tecumseh, a Shawnee warrior, is considered a legendary folk hero of the War of 1812 with a fascinating life story. Related to this image, as a young man he witnessed the torture of prisoners. He vowed never to allow captives to be mistreated in his presence. Artists depicted his likeness in various publications including in this scene from The Battles of America by Land & Sea, 1878, where a painting by John R. Chapin was reproduced as an engraving by G.C. Armytage.