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Fort Reno Ledger Drawing / Unknown

Essay/Description

In a running battle on horseback, a Cheyenne, wearing a vest, calico shirt, painted and beaded leggings, German silver hair plates, and a peace medal (or similar medallion), attempts to count coup on a Pawnee warrior painted entirely in blue and wearing only a breechcloth and moccasins. As he aims his bow and arrow, the Pawnee’s previous four arrows have passed by the Cheyenne.

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; Cheyenne
Date: 
1879
Dimensions: 
Overall: 12 3/8 (L) × 7 9/16 in. (W) (31.4 × 19.2 cm)
Classification: 
Object Type: 
Accession No: 
4526.19.53
Department: 
Not On View

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