Item: The Song of Hiawatha political cartoon, 1879

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Record Number: 12141
Box/Case: 5
Folder: 2
Artist: Unknown Artist
Publisher: Unknown
Repository: Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Date of Original: March 8 1879
Original Format: Political cartoons
Image description: The political cartoon is divided into four vignettes. In the first, Native Americans and the US army are engaged in a battle. The soldiers fire guns and cannons at the Native Americans. In the second vignette, white settlers take the Native Americans' money and clothing. A soldier hunts buffalo in the background. In the third, settlers who are searching for gold shoot and stab several Native Americans. In the fourth vignette, a Native American is put on display on a stage. White settlers, as well as their children and pets, gather around the stage.