Ben Sidonia Smoking the Calumet with the Ioways
['D' with a bird], pseud. [Richard Doyle] *
Race, Politics, Ethnology, Anthropology
Following Punch's last treatment of this subject (PU1/7/9/4), this explains the theory of George Jones that the Ioways (an American Indian tribe, some of whom were then on show at the Egyptian Hall) are the 'descendants of the lost tribe of Israel'. Reports that they visited Benjamin Disraeli, the 'champion of all the tribes of the Hebrews'. Explains that the event is considered 'worthy of immortality on our pages' and that an illustration is included representing the moment when Disraeli 'drew his first puff at the calumet of peace—surrounded by the Ioways, their squaws and papooses'.
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