Petalesharro, the Bravest of the Brave
Chief Petalesharro’s portrait is undoubtedly one of the first McKenney commissioned Charles Bird King to do for his famous Indian Gallery. Petalesharro was a member of the delegation of 16 Indians who came to Washington the winter of 1821-22 to be greeted by the President, his cabinet, Congress, and the Supreme Court. On New Year’s Day, 1822, he and his braves performed a war dance in front of the White House before 6,000 spectators. When word reached the east of the Chief’s heroic rescue of a Comanche girl, he won the hearts of American women.
Portrait is a 12" x 18" unframed archival print.