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The Fan and the Parasol / Red Wolf

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Little Woman and Red Wolf meet in a courtship scene. Little Woman, with her face painted in red, wears an elk tooth dress and carries a folded umbrella. She is wrapped in blanket with blue designs. Finely-dressed Red Wolf wears a flat brimmed hat with a feather in his hair, a vest, calico shirt, and wool leggings and breechcloth. He stands beside his saddled horse.

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): 
The Fan and the Parasol
Creator(s): 
Red Wolf
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: 
4526.11.48
Department: 
Not On View

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