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Fort Reno Ledger Drawing / Unknown

Essay/Description

A Bowstring Society member wearing a flared eagle feather bonnet with ermine skins uses his lance to wound an enemy. His society membership is shown through his distinctive feathered lance wrapped in red trade cloth. His rifle lies on the ground and he carries a blue painted shield with many 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: 
4526.11.90
Department: 
Not On View

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