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Indians Illustrated: The Image of Native Americans in the Pictorial Press

John M. Coward


In the second half of the nineteenth century, Americans swarmed to take in a raft of new illustrated journals and papers. Engravings and drawings of “buckskinned braves” and “Indian princesses” proved an immensely popular attraction for consumers of publications like Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper and Harper's Weekly. This book charts a social and cultural history of Native American illustrations—romantic, violent, racist, peaceful, and otherwise—in the heyday of the American pictorial press. These woodblock engravings and ink drawings placed Native Americans into categories that drew fr ... More

Keywords: Native Americans, illustrations, American pictorial press, woodblock engraving, ink drawing, Indian stereotypes, marginalization, native culture, whites

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780252040269
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: April 2017 DOI:10.5406/illinois/9780252040269.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John M. Coward, author
University of Tulsa