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Fort Reno Ledger Drawing / Unknown

Essay/Description

In one of two courting scenes in the 1879 book, a man on horseback greets a woman dressed in a cotton dress, concho belt with drop, and shawl around her waist, while a second man looks on. Both men carry umbrellas and have their bow cases and quivers by their sides. The horse on the left is distinguished by split ears.

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: 
4526.19.62
Department: 
Not On View

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