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Fort Reno Ledger Drawing / Unknown

Essay/Description

Dressed in a soldier’s uniform and wearing a hair pipe breast plate and distinctive kit fox skin that symbolizes his position, a leader of the Kit Fox warrior society, struggles for a knife in hand-to-hand combat with a Nez Perce. The Nez Perce wears a short capote and blue pants with garters. This drawing likely shows the same event illustrated by an unknown artist in the Little Wolf Band Ledger (Powell, 1975, pp. 46-47).

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: 
4526.19.83
Department: 
Not On View

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