Biographical Sketch of Seth Eastman

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Seth Eastman, born in Brunswick, Maine, January 24, 1808; died in Washington, D. C., August 31, 1875. Was appointed to the Military Academy, West Point, at the age of 16, and was graduated June, 1829. Served at Fort Crawford and Fort Snelling, where he had ample opportunities for studying the Indians who frequented the posts.

In November, 1831, he was detailed for duty at the Academy and retired from active service December, 1863. From 1850 to 1855 he was engaged in the preparation of the illustrations used in the work mentioned above, evidently under the supervision of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs. View Dakotah Village, Dakotah Encampment

"Dakotah Village" - Seth Eastman
Plate 22a - "Dakotah Village" - Seth Eastman
"Dakotah Encampment" - Seth Eastman
Plate 22b - "Dakotah Encampment" - Seth Eastman


MLA Source Citation:

Bushnell, David Ives. Villages of the Algonquian, Siouan and Caddoan Tribes West of the Mississippi. Published in Bulletin 77, Bureau of American Ethnology, Smithsonian Institution. Washington. 1922. AccessGenealogy.com. Web. 2 September 2014. http://www.accessgenealogy.com/maine/biographical-sketch-of-seth-eastman.htm - Last updated on Mar 31st, 2012


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