JCB Archive of Early American Images
JCB call number:
A Man and Woman of the Ottigaumies
Place image published:
[J. Carver, J. Walter, S. Crowder]
plate 2; following p. 228
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Native American man, woman, and child. Cultural artifacts include tomahawk, gun or musket, moccasins, armbands and necklaces, feathered headdress, and basket. Includes dwelling.
Carver, Jonathan, 1710-1780
Travels through the interior parts of North-America, in the years 1766, 1767, and 1768
Source place of publication:
printed for the author; and sold by J. Walter, at Charing-cross, and S. Crowder, in Paternoster Row
M DCC LXXVIII 
Perhaps Pottawatamies or Potawatomis. Carver was the first Englishman to undertake an exploration of the west. His purpose was to map the land, to befriend the native Americans, and to discover the Northwest passage. His journey began in 1766 and, in some ways, was the precursor of the Lewis and Clark expedition; his book was the first popular American travel book. Image is placed horizontally on page. Also attributed tentatively to John Coakley Lettsom, known to be involved with the work at least in the category of editor.
Acquired before 1871.
Owner and copyright:
©John Carter Brown Library, Box 1894, Brown University, Providence, R.I. 02912
Artifacts, industry, and human activities
Indians of North America