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Unidentified American Indian Chief (Silhouette)

Artist/Maker: Charles Willson Peale (1741-1827) or Moses Williams (active 1813-1820)[1] Created: 1806

Thomas Jefferson and American Indians

As he reviewed the reports of the Lewis and Clark expedition, Thomas Jefferson read of encounters with the Sioux, Mandan, Shoshone, Nez Perce, and various other Native American communities. Although these Indian Nations were relatively new to Jefferson, American Indians were not, as his personal encounters with Indians began during his boyhood in Virginia and extended through his public career and into his retirement.