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: Purchased through the Julia L. Whittier Fund



Place Made: United States, North America


19th century

Object Name


Research Area


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

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

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

Publication History

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

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


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

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