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Fort Reno Ledger Drawing / Unknown

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Red Eagle depicts a courtship scene with both parties on horseback. The woman, in an elk tooth dress, rides a horse with a high cantle saddle, beaded saddle bags, and a martingale. The man in a cloth shirt, hair pipe breastplate, and painted hide leggings rides his paint horse carrying an eagle feather fan and bow case and quiver.

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: 
4526.11.64
Department: 
Not On View

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