The brave old Hendrick, the great Sachem or chief of the Mohawk Indians : one of the six nations now in alliance with & subject to the King of Great Britain.
Published: [London] : Sold by Eliz. Bakewell, opposite Birchin Lane in Cornhill, [1755?]
Print shows Theyanoguin (also spelled Thoyanoguen, Tiyanoga, etc.) a Mohawk sachem, half-length portrait, facing left, wearing European style military uniform and holding a hatchet in his right hand and a wampum belt in his left. On his visit in 1740 he received elaborate court clothing trimmed with gold lace from the King. This print may be based on a painting made from that visit. Impressions of this engraving were offered for sale in the November 1755 issue of Gentlemen’s magazine within months of Hendrick’s death. Hendrick negotiated peace between the Six Nations and Great Britain at the Albany Conference of 1754. He was killed during the Battle of Lake George on September 8, 1755.
Subjects (Library of Congress): Theyanoguin, 1692-1755; Mowhawk Indians–Kings and rulers; & Mowhawk Indians–Portraits
Lewis Walpole Library new acquisition: March, 2009