Courtesy Cliche Bibliotheque nationale de France, Cabinet des Estampes, Paris

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View of Kahnawake

This mid 18th-century sketch in ink and watercolors shows Kahnawake, a Kanienkehaka community on the Saint Lawrence River near the French settlement of Montréal. On the left are the Kanienkehaka (Mohawk) bark-covered longhouses, which were retained at Kahnawake well into the 18th century. On the right are the church and mission, separated from the village proper. The nearer scene depicts people carrying out daily activities such as fishing and canoeing along the river, while the background is composed of fields and the surrounding landscape.

Date: circa 1750 
Topic: Portraits 
Materials: Ink, watercolor
Dimensions: currently unavailable 
Accession #: C-3165

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