To-Ka-Con, a Sioux Chief, from "History of the Indian Tribes of North America"

Alfred Hoffy, American, about 1790 - 1860, John T. Bowen, Philadelphia, after Henry Inman, American, 1801 - 1846, after Charles Bird King, American, 1785 - 1862


about 1838

Handcolor lithograph on paper

Overall: 20 1/4 × 14 3/8 in. (51.4 × 36.5 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Purchased through the Julia L. Whittier Fund



North America, United States


19th century

Object Name




Not on view


Signed, lower right, in image: A. H.; printed, lower center below image: TO-KA-CON / A SIOUX CHIEF.; inscribed, in graphite, lower right corner: 10-; inscribed, in graphite, on reverse, upper right: Charles B. King + James O. Lewis (artists of original plates) / J. T. Bowen, Phila Lithographer (drawn, Printed + coloured by him) 1838 / McKenney, Thomas Loraine + James Hall authors of / “History of Am Indian Tribes of N. A - - - - - - -“ / (Reprint?); inscribed, in graphite, on reverse, upper right margin: Whittier File King / Goodspeed’s Boston Oct, 16, 1958

Course History

HIST 6, NAS 30, History of the American West, Ben Madley, Winter 2012

Exhibition History

Portraits at Dartmouth, Jaffe-Friede Gallery, Hopkins Center Art Galleries, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, March 10-April 16, 1978.

Nineteenth Century American Prints, Carpenter Galleries, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, March 25-June 12, 1977.

Publication History

George T.M. Shackelford, Nineteenth-Century American Prints from the Dartmouth College Collection, Hanover, New Hampshire, 1977, p. 25-26, no. 7.

Arthur R. Blumenthal, Portraits at Dartmouth, Hanover, New Hampshire: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 1978, p. 54, no. 62.


Goodspeed's Book Shop, Boston, Massachusetts; sold to present collection, 1958.

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