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Fort Reno Ledger Drawing / Unknown

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A Cheyenne, wearing an eagle feather bonnet with a long trailer, cuts the head of his Shoshone opponent. The horse, decorated for battle, has been trained to stand by. Both men’s rifles lie on the ground. In this drawing, possibly drawn by Red Eagle, the pursuit of the Shoshone who is on foot is shown by the hoof prints and dashes leading to him.

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: 
4526.11.115
Department: 
Not On View

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