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Fort Reno Ledger Drawing / Unknown

Essay/Description

While his horse stands by, Big Horse – wearing an otter skin turban, German silver hair plates, painted and beaded and painted hide leggings and wrapped in a red and blue blanket with a beaded or quillwork strip – courts a woman. The woman is beautifully attired in an elk tooth dress, concho belt with a drop, a printed cloth shawl, and yellow painted moccasins with attached leggings. The yellow and green pigments on the moccasins and leggings were used extensively in the Southern Plains.

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: 
4526.11.43
Department: 
Not On View

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