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Native American Sachem

By Mariani Lefas-Tetenes
  • RISDM 48-246

American
Native American Sachem, ca. 1700
Oil on canvas
84.1 x 76.5 cm (33 1/8 x 30 1/8 inches)
Gift of Mr. Robert Winthrop 48.246

Lorén Spears (Narragansett Niantic), executive director of the Tomaquag Museum, provides important context for understanding this painting from 1700 of a Native leader.

These audio recordings relate to an article about the painting available in Manual / Issue six: Assemblage which is available to purchase here.


Mariani Lefas-Tetenes
Assistant Director, School and Teacher Programs