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Characteristick Chactaw Busts

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A concise natural history of East and West-Florida. Containing, an account of the natural produce of all the southern part of British America, in the three kingdoms of nature, particularly the animal and vegetable ...

Romans notes that the Choctaw women in particular marked their faces and bodies with intricate blue designs. Romans was born in the Netherlands, emigrated to England, and then to North America during the Seven Years' War. From 1768 to 1772 he was in various capacities surveyor of much of southeastern North America. In 1773 he moved to the northern British colonies where he soon began to work for the American revolutionaries in the war of independence. Reissue in Philadelphia of the sheets of the first edition, published New York, 1775. The second volume was not published. Image placed horizontally on page.

Collection: JCB Archive of Early American Images


JCB call number: D776 R579c JCB_CALL_NO

Image title: Characteristick Chactaw Busts Creator 1: Bernard Romans

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