Book of Arapaho and Cheyenne shield designs copied from other sources, 1904
Mooney, James 1861-1921
Sweezy, Carl ca. 1881-1953
1 volume of 27 drawings : graphite and colored pencil ; 16 x 25 cm
Indians of North America Great Plains
Carl Sweezy (ca. 1879-1953), Arapaho. For biographical information, see The Arapaho Way, by Althea Bass, NY: Clarkson N. Potter, 1966. For information on his work with Mooney, see Carl Sweezy: Arapaho Artist, by Althea Bass, Chronicles of Oklahoma 34: 429-31, 1956.
Bound volume of drawings. Inside back cover inscribed: "Unidentified shield pictures, either Cheyenne or Arapaho, from Indian picture book owned by Mr. John H. Seger, Colony, Oklahoma, 1904." Other sources cited on individual drawings are the "Wahton Arapaho" book of Philip Putt, the "Lone Wolf" book of Rudolph Petter, and the "Grinnell canvas." The first 16 drawings signed with a large S are the work of Arapaho artist Carl Sweezy, based on comparison to his work in vol. 13. Other drawings are the work of Cheyenne artist Charles Murphy, based on comparison to his work in vol. 10.
Manuscript 2531, Volume 8, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution