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Fort Reno Ledger Drawing / Unknown

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Wearing his painted and beaded war shirt, a man counts coup on a fallen enemy with his quirt. The Crow adversary carries a knife and shield decorated with red cloth and eagle feathers and wears beaded wool leggings and a wool breechcloth. The horse is decorated for battle with a bandana and eagle feather tied at his chin and his tail tied in red wool and eagle feathers.

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: 
4526.11.137
Department: 
Not On View

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