|Artist||King, Charles Bird|
|Title||META-KOOSEGA (A CHIPPAWA CHIEF)|
|Collection||Art of the American West|
|Credit line||Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Richard D. Grand|
Not only is it important to look at King's lithographs as works of art, but also to understand the historical subjects depicted. Meta-Koosega or Pure Tobacco, was a Chippewa (Ojibway) leader recorded as tall with a stern countenance. Known as a jossekeed or medicine worker, he was well respected among his people.