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Fort Reno Ledger Drawing / Unknown

Essay/Description

A warrior leans to the side of his horse to strike a Pawnee with his saber. The Pawnee, identified through his distinctive hair style, wears a cotton shirt, a breech cloth, blue wool leggings, and garters. A mirror board and powder horn are tied to his belt and he carries a rifle. The Cheyenne carries a distinctive shield painted with images of the full and crescent moons and dragonflies.

From the article: Preserving History in the Southern Plains: Cheyenne and Arapaho Ledger Drawings from Fort Reno," Plains Indian Art, Created in Community.
Emma I. Hansen, Curator Emerita and Senior Scholar for the Buffalo Bill Center of the West, 2016.

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Title(s): 
Fort Reno Ledger Drawing
Creator(s): 
Unknown
Culture: 
Native American; Arapaho, Cheyenne
Date: 
1887
Dimensions: 
Overall: 12 1/2 (L) × 7 1/2 in. (W) (31.8 × 19.1 cm)
Classification: 
Object Type: 
Accession No: 
4526.11.103
Department: 
Not On View

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