Engraved woodblock of "Captain John, a Ni'-shi-nam chief"

Description
This engraved woodblock of “Captain John, a Ni’-shi-nam chief” was prepared by engraver Henry Hobart Nichols (1838-1887) and the Government Printing Office in Washington, D.C.; the print was published in 1877 as Figure 27 (p.314) in an article by Stephen Powers (1840-1904) entitled “Tribes of California” in Contributions to North American Ethnology v.3. Contributions was published by the U.S. Geographical and Geological Survey, a precursor to the Bureau of American Ethnology under the direction of John Wesley Powell (1834-1902). D. H. Bartle created the original image.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1877
publisher
Bureau of American Ethnology
printer
Government Printing Office
graphic artist
Nichols, H. H.
author
Powers, Stephen
original artist
Bartle, D. H.
place made
United States: District of Columbia
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
engraving (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
overall: 8.4 cm x 7.5 cm x 2.3 cm; 3 5/16 in x 2 15/16 in x 7/8 in
ID Number
1980.0219.0350
accession number
1980.0219
catalog number
1980.0219.0350
subject
Native Americans
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Culture and the Arts: Graphic Arts
Cultures & Communities
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Wood Blocks for early Bureau of American Ethnology Publications, Graphic Arts Collection
Wood Engravings, Graphic Arts Collection
Communications
Art
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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