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Samson Occom Indian Preacher american Indian portrait engraving

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Rev Samson Occom, Indian Preacher


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Original antique portrait print


Engraving originally from the 'Evangelical Mag.'. The Reverend Samson Occom (1723 -1792) (also misspelled as Occum and Alcom) was a member of the Mohegan nation, from near New London, Connecticut who became a Presbyterian cleric. Occum was the first Native American to publish his writings in English, and also helped found several settlements, including what ultimately became known as the Brothertown Indians . Together with the missionary John Eliot, Occom became one of the foremost missionaries who cross-fertilised Native American communities with Christianized European culture. Trimmed along platemark.

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artist William Ridley and Bleed (engravers)
method Stipple engraving
date 1808
size 140mm by 110mm (sheet)
SKU PT6156