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text that accompanies print 2010.3.120. In full:
"Chittee Yoholo (or, The Snake That Makes a Noise) was a Seminole chief who was born in Florida. During the 1830's, he participated in numerous attacks on outposts and settlements as the Seminole War escalated. A fierce and courageous fighter, he was credited with scalping many white people. He finally surrendered to the U.S. Army at St. Augustine, and agreed to migrate to Arkansas.
Original oil paintings of important Indians were commissioned by the U.S. Government's Bureau of Indian Affairs, and most were done between 1821-1842, by the famous artist, Charles Bird King. These irreplaceable portraits were destroyed in the Smithsonian fire of 1865. Lithographs done from the paintings were included in the McKenney and Hall publication, "The History of the Indian Tribes of North America".
This McKenney and Hall print is reproduced on 100% rag, pH neutral paper. Any age spots are typical of the natural aging process of the original lithographs."