Medium: Ink, crayon, paper
Dimensions: 6 7/8 x 13 3/8in. (17.5 x 34cm)
Museum Location: American Art Galleries, 5th Floor, Nations Divided, 1860–1910
Accession Number: 1992.27.1
Catalogue Description: 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. These drawings are done by tearing out paper from ledger books that were used by army and reservation post managers as a substitute for using hides- the traditional medium for such drawings .