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Kiowa calendar on canvas, 1862-1901

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Physical description:
1 pictorial calendar (77 drawings) : graphite and colored pencil ; 10 x 213 cm
Culture:
Kiowa Indians
Indians of North America Great Plains
Type:
Pictographs
Ledger drawings
Date:
1862
1862-1901
Summary:
The calendar consists of 77 entries drawn on a piece of coarse cotton cloth with one selvedge edge and one edge machine hemmed. The entries begin near one end of the strip and move from left to right in a staggered linear sequence, stopping well short of the opposite end. Summer and winter entries alternate, with the register of summer entries drawn above the register of winter entries. A green forked pole accompanies pictures for summers when the Medicine Lodge ceremony was held. A yellow diamond outlined in blue indicates winter seasons. The calendar covers the period between 1862 and 1901. No information is known about the original production of this calendar.
Cite as:
Manuscript 2002-28, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Local number:
NAA MS 2002-28
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives

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