Cinque (fac-simile of the original autograph): The Chief of the Amistad Captives
Joseph Cinqué (ca. 1814–ca. 1879), also known as Sengbe Pieh, was Mende from the Upper Guinea Coast. He helped lead a revolt of many Africans on the Spanish slave ship, La Amistad. This engraved portrait is based on original painting of 1839-1840, by Nathaniel Jocelyn, held by New Haven Colony Historical Society.
Wilson Armistead, A Tribute to the Negro (Manchester, NH, 1848), p. 501.
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