Ledger Book Drawing
Arts of the Americas
Ink, crayon, woven paper
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Gift of The Roebling Society
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Possibly Cheyenne (Native American). Ledger Book Drawing, ca. 1890. Ink, crayon, woven paper, 6 7/8 x 13 3/8 in. Brooklyn Museum, Gift of The Roebling Society, 1992.27.1
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The ledger drawing scene shows a Native man on a charging horse, clubbing a soldier with a tomahawk weapon. The Native (possibly Cheyenne) has on decorated leggings; his hair wrapped with an elaborate headpiece with a whole bird on top of his head and a flowing trailer alongside of it . The soldier, caught between the legs of the horse, wears a blue army uniform and brandishes a pistol.There is the outline of a wagon in the lower left.
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