Oil on canvas depiction of the Treaty of Greenville. The principal figures believed to be represented therein are General Anthony Wayne, the officer, front view, with epaulets on shoulders, standing near Chief Little Turtle. William Henry Harrison, a subordinate officer, standing to the right of General Wayne. Captain William Wells, the officer kneeling and acting as the interpreter and transcribing the Indian's speech. Little Turtle, the great Miami Chief, talking to General Wayne. Tarke the Crane, Wyandotte Chief, Priest and Keeper of the great Calumet, or Pipe of Peace. Woodland setting; river and mountains in the background..
This oil painting is believed to have been painted by an officer of General Anthony Wayne's staff.
The Treaty of Greenville was the result of American victory over the Ohio Indian confederacy at the Battle of Fallen Timbers in northwestern Ohio in 1794. In the 1795 treaty, the American Indian confederation ceded much of Ohio and parts of Indiana, Illinois, and Michigan to the United States government.
This painting portrays the negotiations between the United States government and a confederation of American Indians that led to the Treaty of Greenville in 1795. The land ceded to the US government by the confederation included the site which became Chicago. It is the only existing image of the treaty negotiations.