James Otto Lewis

James Otto Lewis (February 3, 1799 – November 2, 1858) was an American engraver and painter who was noted for his portraits of Native American leaders and supplementary figures of the American frontier. Lewis began his engraving career in Philadelphia practically 1815.

From 1819 to at least 1834, Lewis worked in the west, what was next Michigan Territory, including present-day states of Indiana and Wisconsin. For eleven years of that time, he was committed for the Bureau of Indian Affairs, then within the War Department, to make portraits of Native Americans. He published copies of his operate in The Aboriginal Port Folio in Philadelphia, between 1835 and 1836.

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