Cheyenne / Charles Banks Wilson

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Title(s): 
Cheyenne
Creator(s): 
Charles Banks Wilson
Culture: 
American
Date: 
1980
Materials/Techniques: 
graphite on paper
Classification: 
Object Type: 
Accession No: 
13.2112
Department: 
Signed, "CBW-80" in lower left; Inscribed on mat, "Cheyenne. A chief of the Southern Cheyenne. This portrait was made after an hour's wait in a Fairfax, Oklahoma pool hall while he finished a game. [NBC reconstructed this for a news spot]" in left portrait; Inscribed on mat, "Cheyenne. I drew this memorable character as NBC news filmed a spot for the Tom Snyder Show. A Quaker and stalart in the Indian community. Remembering when she was young, strangers often took children off to mission school never to be seen again-so she had taught her children and grandchildren to hide in the bushes-which they did as we approached" in right portrait; Inscribed, ""Francis Sweetwater - A Chief of the Southern Cheyenne" in bottom edge and "20" in lower left.
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