Seminole Chief Osceola (1804-1838)

Seminole Chief Osceola (1804-1838)
Seminole Chief Osceola (1804-1838)
Mid-19th century
Polychrome painted and carved wood
Overall: 60 x 35 x 20 1/4 in. ( 152.4 x 88.9 x 51.4 cm )
Male indian Chief with blue coat, flowered undergarment, and two-feather headdress. Left arm upraised holding rifle and right arm resting on waist, also has beads and powder horn
Credit Line 
Gift of George A. Zabriskie
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Gallery Label 
This figure was found in Florida by the donor and restored by N-YHS under his directions. The figure is based upon a George Catlin drawing of Osceola and group of "Seminolee," which is in the New-York Historical Society's drawing collections.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group