Possibly Cheyenne. <em>Ledger Book Drawing</em>, ca. 1890. Ink, crayon, paper, 8 1/2 x 14 in. (21.6 x 35.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Alastair B. Martin, the Guennol Collection, 1992.27.4 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 1992.27.4_SL1.jpg)

Ledger Book Drawing


Medium: Ink, crayon, paper

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 1890

Dimensions: 8 1/2 x 14 in. (21.6 x 35.6 cm)



Accession Number: 1992.27.4

Image: 1992.27.4_SL1.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Two warriors are battling in this ledger drawing: the left side warrior carries a gun and wears long leggings, a vest and a cap with feathers. The rider on the right wears a short feathered headdress, long shirt, short leggings and tall moccasins. He has thrust a long lance towards his opponent. Even the horses butt heads during this battle. 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 fro such drawings.

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