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Fort Reno Ledger Drawing / Unknown

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A Cheyenne man wearing a war shirt decorated in beadwork strips and eagle feathers and an eagle feather bonnet with ermine skins, counts coup on his opponent as he fires his weapon. His horse has been readied for battle with paintings on his rear, flank, and chest, a scalp and eagle feather hanging from his chin, and his tail tied with a red wool cloth strip. The horse carries a painted and feathered warrior’s society sash.

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: 
4526.11.92
Department: 
Not On View

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