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Powder Horn: Onondaga Indian, Prof. James Hall, Owner (I-11), with a Vignette Scene of Legendary Onondaga Chief Atotarho

Object Number: 
1907.36.395
Date: 
1889
Medium: 
Watercolor, brown and black ink and wash, gouache, and graphite, with selective glazing on beige paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 10 3/4 x 14 1/8 in. ( 27.3 x 35.9 cm )
Marks: 
inscriptions: Signed bottom right: Canajoharie Sept.1889 RA Grider
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed and signed along lower edge in black ink: "In A.D. 1825 DAVID CUSICK a Tuscarora Indian wrote / an Account entitled 'SKETCHES of ANCIENT HISTORY...Canajoharie Sept 1889. RA Grider", with an extensive history taken from Cusick book; at upper left: "a POWDER HORN made & ornamented / by an American Indian..."; at lower center below vignette: "ATOTARHO the first of 13 Chiefs of that name..."
Description: 
Military
Credit Line: 
Gift of Isaac J. Greenwood
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group