Exquisite color sketches of the Savannah River Uchee in 1736
Baron Georg Fredrick von Reck was in charge of the commissary at the Ebenezer Lutheran Colony on the Savannah River. His people are better known today as the Salzburgers, because they were persecuted refugees from Salzburg, Austria. He was also a brilliant artist.
On his trips up the river to meet with the Uchee at Mount Pleasant, Von Reck sketched his gracious hosts. In the process, he produced some of the most lively and accurate drawings of Native Americans during the Colonial Period. Note that the Uchee have either painted on traditional indigenous motifs to their clothing or else the Uchee still knew how to weave.
You will really enjoy this art show. Click the image to enlarge it.
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