"Signing of the Treaty of Dancing Rabbit, September 27, 1830"
S. Douglass Crockwell painted “Signing of the Treaty of Dancing Rabbit Creek” in 1944 with funding from the Treasury Section of Fine Arts.
Crockwell, a commercial artist, “…departed from type and explored dark and emotive styling to depict a critical event in local history….The event…was critical to the formation of Macon as well as the larger area in Mississippi and Alabama” (Navarro).
Medium: oil on canvas
Mississippi Department of Archives and History, Historic Resources Inventory database, Macon. Retrieved from http://www.apps.mdah.ms.gov/Public/prop.aspx?id=24326&view=facts&y=959
Navarro, M. A. (n.d.) Signing of the Treaty of Dancing Rabbit Creek on September 27, 1830. Indians at the Post Office: Native Themes in New Deal Era Murals. Smithsonian Institute. Retrieved from http://www.postalmuseum.si.edu/indiansatthepostoffice/mural22.html
Project originally submitted by Susan Allen on February 16, 2014.
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