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Fort Reno Ledger Drawing / Unknown

Essay/Description

This courtship drawing shows a meeting of a finely-dressed couple. The woman wears a blue wool elk tooth dress with a shawl wrapped around her waist, a hair pipe choker and hair ornament, a German silver concho belt with a drop, and traditional beaded moccasins with attached leggings. The man is wrapped in a blanket with a beaded strip and wears painted and fringed leggings, beaded moccasins, and a red wool breechcloth. His hair ornament consists of a roach, eagle feather, and German silver hair plates. His beautiful spotted horse bearing the man’s feathered saber and military style saddle stands by.

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: 
4526.11.41
Department: 
Not On View

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