Possibly Cheyenne. <em>Ledger Book Drawing</em>, ca. 1890. Ink, crayon, woven paper, 7 3/4 x 14 in. (19.7 x 35.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, A. Augustus Healy Fund, 1992.76.2 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 1992.76.2_transp3553.jpg)

Ledger Book Drawing


Medium: Ink, crayon, woven paper

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 1890

Dimensions: 7 3/4 x 14 in. (19.7 x 35.6 cm)


Accession Number: 1992.76.2

Image: 1992.76.2_transp3553.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
In this drawing the warrior on horseback is attacking another on foot. The rider carries an eagle feather trimmed shield in his hand that has a center design of a lizard and phases of the moon on the rim. He wears a long eagle headdress. His horse's tail is tied and feathered for war. The figure on the ground turns back and fires his gun at the rider. The bullets can be seen flying beyond the horse's rump. He wears leggings and a loin cloth and carries a powder horn.

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