Young Chief Uncas

Painting by John Mix Stanley, Young Chief Uncas, circa 1870. Signed toward right edge of bottom center line. Chief Uncas is a character from James Fenimore Cooper's 1826 novel, Last of the Mohicans. Based on a seventeenth-century Monhegan chief who allied with the English during the Pequot War of 1637, Uncas became a romantic symbol of all that was noble about Native America.

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