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Place of creation
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Support: 7.300 x 9.200 cm (oval)
Inventory no.: min070
Scope and content
Colour transparency: recto in frame.
Teyoninhokarawen (ca. 1760-1823) was born John Norton in Salen, Scotland, of Scottish and Cherokee parentage. Military rcords show he went to Canada, and after discharge from the army in 1788 went to live with the Grand River Mohawk Indians, later becoming the adopted nephew of Joseph Brant. His portrait was painted by Mary Ann Knight, an accomplished English miniaturist. It was painted during Norton's visit to England when he acted as an emissary for the Grand River Mohawks, and and it was exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1805.
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Copy negative C-123832
Copy negative C-123841
MIN-070 Item no. assigned by LAC 1
Credit: Library and Archives Canada, Acc. No. 1984-119-1
Exhibition title: Small Wonders: A National Archives of Canada Exhibition of Portrait Miniatures; Exhibition of Reproductions. Curators: Martha Marleau, National Archives of Canada, cat. no.: 9a. Further venue: National Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario: 1995.02.13-1995.06.26.
Signatures and inscriptions
Inscription: Inscribed in pen and brown ink, verso on second backing paper: Teyoninhokarawen / Mohawk Chief / Major Norton / painted 1805 (partial)
Norton, John, d. ca. 1826.
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