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Portrait of Ninigret
4/12/2014 - Americana: Live Salesroom Auction
American, 1830s. Oil on canvas, relined. A portrait of Niantic sachem Ninigret.   A 19th century copy of the17th century original curated by the Rhode Island School of Design Art Museum.  Ninigret is depicted standing at the edge of the forest holding  in traditional garb standing in front of a forest , 29 x 36 in. (sight).

Ninigret also known as Juanemo according to Roger Williams (c.1610-1677) was a sachem of the eastern Niantic Native American tribe in New England. Ninigret allied with the English settlers and Narragansetts against the Pequots in 1637. Ninigret did not participate in King Philip's War and was largely responsible for preventing the Niantics from joining the War.
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