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Print made by Isaac Basire, 1704–1768
after Markham, active 18th century
Published by D. Voisin, active 1747-1749

Cherokee Delegation to England

Former Title(s):

Ok Oukah Ulah; K. Skalilisken Ketagustah; T. Tathtow; C. Cogoittah; K. Kollannah; U. Ukwaneequa; O. Onaconoa

1730, printed ca. 1748
Materials & Techniques:
Etching and line engraving

Lettered inside image, lower left to lower right: "7. | 2. Prince | 5. | 1. King | 3. | 4. | 6."; below image: "Markham Pinxit. | 1. OK OUKAH ULAH. | 2. K. SKALILOSKEN KETAGUSTAH. | 3. T TATHTOWE. | 4. C CLOGOITTAH. | 5. K KOLLANNAH. | 6. U UKWANEEQUA. | 7. O ONACONOA. | The above Indian Kings of Chiefs Were brought over from Carolina, by Sr. Alexander Coming Bart. (being the Chiefs of the Cherrokee Indians) to enter into Articles of Friendship and Commerce with his Majesty. | As soon as they arriv'd they were conducted to Windsor, & were present at the Installation of Prince William & the Ld. Chesterfield. The Pomp & Splendour of the Court, and ye Grandeur, not only of the Ceremony as well of the Place | was what Struck them with infinite Surprize and Wonder. They were handsomely entertain'd at his Majesty's Charge, & Cloath'd with These Habits out of ye Royal Wardrobe. When the Court left Windsor they were brought to Town and proper | Lodgings & Attendance provided for them near Covent Garden. They were entertain'd at all ye Publick Diversions of the Town, and carried to all Places of Note & Curiosity. They were remarkably Strict in their Probity and Morality: Their Beha- | viour easy & courteous, and their Gratitude to his Majesty was often express'd in a publick Manner, for ye many Favours they receiv'd. On Monday Sept. 7. 1730. Articles of Friendship and Commerce were accordingly propos'd to them by ye Lds. Commissioners | for Trade and Plantations, wch. were agreed on Two Days after, viz. on ye 9th at Whitehall, and Sign'd on ye Part of their Lordships by Alured Popple Esqr. upon wch. KETAGUSTAH after a Short Speech, in Complement to his Majesty, Concluded by laying down | his Feathers upon ye Table & said; This is our Way of Talking, wch. is ye same Thing to us, as yr Letters in ye Book are to you; and to you, BELOVED MEN, we deliver these Feathers in Confirmation of all that we have said. - NB. The marks in their faces & bodys are tokens of Victory. | London, Printed for & sold by D. Voisin, Printseller in Middle Row, Holborn"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Copyright Undetermined
Accession Number:
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