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Fort Reno Ledger Drawing / Unknown

Essay/Description

A warrior on horseback wearing an eagle feather bonnet with trailer uses his lance to count coup on a Crow. The Crow carries a rifle and mirror board and wears wool leggings and a capote indicating that the fight took place in cold weather.

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: 
4526.11.125
Department: 
Not On View

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