Conflict on the Frontier
This propaganda print plays to American prejudices against Native Americans and the British. It depicts a British officer encouraging Native Americans to commit atrocities by paying warriors for the scalps of American soldiers. The British, in fact, paid a bounty for live prisoners to encourage Native Americans to turn over their captives unharmed.
Print by William Charles, 1812 Anne S. K. Brown Military Collection, Brown University Library, Providence, Rhode Island