Painting No. 1 of my Trouble Down South Art Challenge
“Revolt in the Cherokee Nation–A Depiction”
This is my first painting for the 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge with Leslie Saeta. It is my depiction of an incident in American history that is not so well known when Native Americans owned slaves.
During the 1830’s African-American slaves were held by five Indian tribes–Cherokee, Choctaw, Seminoles, Chickasaw, and Creek. These tribes were initially located in the South and then forcibly relocated by the American government to (what is now) Oklahoma Territory. Read more about Native Americans and slavery at this website–Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History& Culture.
This painting was inspired by a poem I wrote titled “Revolt in the Cherokee Nation” that is included in my collection of short stories in Trouble Down South and Other Stories. “Revolt in the Cherokee Nation” is a poem briefly chronicling the incident in which African-American slaves revolt against the Native-American slaveholders in the Cherokee Nation.
Prints are available for purchase of the painting “Revolt in the Cherokee Nation–A Depiction.” Prints are available in sizes 8 x 10, 11 x 14, and 16 x 20 inches (unframed). Email Katrina Williams at stepartdesigns at hotmail dot com for prices.
I am an artist and an author of southern and historical fiction and short stories. View all my artwork on my artist page at Daily Paintworks.
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