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Fort Reno Ledger Drawing / Unknown

Essay/Description

With his feathered lance, a Cheyenne counts coup on two Crow opponents hiding behind a bluff. The Cheyenne is a distinguished warrior shown through his eagle feather bonnet with long trailer. His horse’s tail is tied with trade cloth and eagle feathers, indicating his readiness for battle. The horse’s ears have been split – an indication of his training and value in buffalo hunting and battle.

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: 
4526.11.130
Department: 
Not On View

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