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Ledger Drawing

Donor:
Michael Epstein, Non-Indian
Rhoda Epstein, Non-Indian
Media/Materials:
Paper, graphite, colored pencil
Techniques:
Drawn, colored
Dimensions:
12.8 x 9 cm
Culture/People:
Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne)
Object Type:
Painting/Drawing/Print
Place:
Plains; USA, Canada (inferred)
Site Name:
Plains
Date Created:
circa 1890
Catalog Number:
26/1538
Collection History:
Formerly in the collection of Michael and Rhoda Epstein; donated to NMAI by Mr. and Mrs. Epstein in 2002.
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National Museum of the American Indian
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Ledger drawing

Artists/Makers:
Zotom (Biter/Zo-tom/Paul Caryl Zotom), Kiowa, 1853-1913
Donor:
Eleanor Sherman Fitch, Non-Indian, 1876-1959
Media/Materials:
Paper, graphite, crayon
Techniques:
Drawn
Dimensions:
26.3 x 19.8 cm
Culture/People:
Kiowa
Object Type:
Painting/Drawing/Print
Place:
Fort Marion (Castillo de San Marcos); Saint Augustine; Saint Johns County; Florida; USA
Site Name:
Fort Marion (Castillo de San Marcos)
Date Created:
1875-1878
Catalog Number:
20/6235
Collection History:
Commissioned and annotated by Colonel Richard Henry Pratt (1840-1924, US Army), who conducted educational experiments with Native prisoners at Fort Marion before going on to found the Carlisle Indian School in Carlisle, Pennsylvania; sent to General William Tecumseh Sherman (1820-1891) by Pratt to solicit support for Indian education efforts; inherited by Philemon Tecumseh Sherman (1867-1941) or other family members; subsequently inherited by General Sherman's granddaughter, Eleanor Sherman Fitch (1876-1959) and donated to MAI by Miss Fitch in 1943.
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Carl Sweezy drawing of warrior with shield, identified by name glyph, 1904

Creator:
Sweezy, Carl ca. 1881-1953
Physical description:
1 drawing : graphite and colored pencil ; 23 x 29 cm
Culture:
Arapaho Indians
Cheyenne Indians
Indians of North America Great Plains
Type:
Ledger drawings
Date:
1904
Local number:
NAA INV 08907600
NAA MS 2531, Vol 13
Summary:
Inscription reads "Pages 54 & 56. [...] Móní-ihóaq[?] = 'Wolf Coming Out,' a Northern Chey[enne]."
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Manuscript 2531, Volume 13, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Carl Sweezy and Sampson Kelly drawings of Cheyenne shields 1904
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National Anthropological Archives
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Anonymous Kiowa drawing of the outside and inside covers of the Pa-doga-i Shield, n.d

Physical description:
1 drawing : graphite and ink
Culture:
Kiowa Indians
Indians of North America Great Plains
Type:
Ledger drawings
Date:
nd
Local number:
NAA MS 2531 Vol. 11
Summary:
Inscriptions read "Pá-dogá-i Shield," "outside", "inside", and "1 variant = Kiñáhi-hodalte[?]."
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Manuscript 2531, Volume 11, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Notebook of Kiowa heraldry and personal names by an anonymous Kiowa artist n.d
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National Anthropological Archives
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Daniel Little Chief drawing of Cheyenne musical instruments, with descriptive text by Albert Gatschet, 1891 February

Musical instruments = tapínun'hts
Creator:
Little Chief, Daniel d. 1906
Annotator:
Gatschet, Albert S (Albert Samuel) 1832-1907
Physical description:
2 leaves : graphite and colored pencil drawing, with ink and typescript on paper ; 22 x 29 cm
Culture:
Cheyenne Indians
Indians of North America Great Plains
Type:
Ledger drawings
Date:
1891
1891 February
Topic:
Language and languages--Documentation
Local number:
NAA INV 08657400
NAA MS 2016-a
Summary:
Musical instruments identified by Gatschet as: a) whistle (tapin) of golden eagle's bones; b) whistle in shape of rattlesnake; c) whistle of red cedar; d) whistle of sumac wood.
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Manuscript 2016-a, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Daniel Little Chief drawings of Cheyenne ceremonial customs and implements, with explanations by Albert Gatschet 1891 February
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National Anthropological Archives
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Daniel Little Chief drawing of Cheyenne cap-medicine tent, with descriptive text by Albert Gatschet, 1891 February

Cap-medicine tent = Hu'htcha-éyum or hu'hka-éyum
Creator:
Little Chief, Daniel d. 1906
Annotator:
Gatschet, Albert S (Albert Samuel) 1832-1907
Physical description:
2 leaves : graphite and colored pencil drawing, with ink and typescript on paper ; 22 x 29 cm
Culture:
Cheyenne Indians
Indians of North America Great Plains
Type:
Ledger drawings
Date:
1891
1891 February
Topic:
Language and languages--Documentation
Local number:
NAA INV 08657700
NAA MS 2016-a
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Manuscript 2016-a, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Daniel Little Chief drawings of Cheyenne ceremonial customs and implements, with explanations by Albert Gatschet 1891 February
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Daniel Little Chief drawing of Cheyenne crazy medicine war spear, with descriptive text by Albert Gatschet, 1891 February

Crazy medicine war spear = Hu'hnú'hkawu ..
Creator:
Little Chief, Daniel d. 1906
Annotator:
Gatschet, Albert S (Albert Samuel) 1832-1907
Physical description:
2 leaves : graphite and colored pencil drawing, with ink and typescript on paper ; 22 x 29 cm
Culture:
Cheyenne Indians
Indians of North America Great Plains
Type:
Ledger drawings
Date:
1891
1891 February
Topic:
Language and languages--Documentation
Local number:
NAA INV 08657900
NAA MS 2016-a
Cite as:
Manuscript 2016-a, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Daniel Little Chief drawings of Cheyenne ceremonial customs and implements, with explanations by Albert Gatschet 1891 February
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Daniel Little Chief drawing of Cheyenne war-arrow exhibit, with descriptive text by Albert Gatschet, 1891 February

War-arrow exhibit = Ihú-ustansts mahúts
Creator:
Little Chief, Daniel d. 1906
Annotator:
Gatschet, Albert S (Albert Samuel) 1832-1907
Physical description:
2 leaves : graphite and colored pencil drawing, with ink and typescript on paper ; 22 x 29 cm
Culture:
Cheyenne Indians
Indians of North America Great Plains
Type:
Ledger drawings
Date:
1891
1891 February
Topic:
Language and languages--Documentation
Local number:
NAA INV 08658100
NAA MS 2016-a
Cite as:
Manuscript 2016-a, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Daniel Little Chief drawings of Cheyenne ceremonial customs and implements, with explanations by Albert Gatschet 1891 February
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Daniel Little Chief drawing of Cheyenne sun dance medicine tent, with descriptive text by Albert Gatschet, 1891 February

Sun dance medicine tent = Huxíhuyum, or, ho'hwéheyum ..
Creator:
Little Chief, Daniel d. 1906
Annotator:
Gatschet, Albert S (Albert Samuel) 1832-1907
Physical description:
3 leaves : graphite and colored pencil drawing, with ink and typescript on paper ; 22 x 29 cm
Culture:
Cheyenne Indians
Indians of North America Great Plains
Type:
Ledger drawings
Date:
1891
1891 February
Topic:
Language and languages--Documentation
Local number:
NAA INV 08658300
NAA MS 2016-a
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Manuscript 2016-a, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Daniel Little Chief drawings of Cheyenne ceremonial customs and implements, with explanations by Albert Gatschet 1891 February
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Daniel Little Chief drawing of Cheyenne stone cup, with descriptive text by Albert Gatschet, 1891 February

Stone-cup = hohoná kiwítuxk
Creator:
Little Chief, Daniel d. 1906
Annotator:
Gatschet, Albert S (Albert Samuel) 1832-1907
Physical description:
2 leaves : graphite and colored pencil drawing, with ink and typescript on paper ; 22 x 29 cm
Culture:
Cheyenne Indians
Indians of North America Great Plains
Type:
Ledger drawings
Date:
1891
1891 February
Topic:
Language and languages--Documentation
Local number:
NAA INV 08658500
NAA MS 2016-a
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Manuscript 2016-a, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Daniel Little Chief drawings of Cheyenne ceremonial customs and implements, with explanations by Albert Gatschet 1891 February
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Daniel Little Chief drawing of Cheyenne ornamental shield, with descriptive text by Albert Gatschet, 1891 February

Ornamental shield = wi'hputs̉ huá
Creator:
Little Chief, Daniel d. 1906
Annotator:
Gatschet, Albert S (Albert Samuel) 1832-1907
Physical description:
2 leaves : graphite and colored pencil drawing, with ink and typescript on paper ; 22 x 29 cm
Culture:
Cheyenne Indians
Indians of North America Great Plains
Type:
Ledger drawings
Date:
1891
1891 February
Topic:
Language and languages--Documentation
Local number:
NAA INV 08658700
NAA MS 2016-a
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Manuscript 2016-a, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Daniel Little Chief drawing of Cheyenne amulet ball, with descriptive text by Albert Gatschet, 1891 February

Amulet ball = wonhá-ixa ..
Creator:
Little Chief, Daniel d. 1906
Annotator:
Gatschet, Albert S (Albert Samuel) 1832-1907
Physical description:
2 leaves : graphite and colored pencil drawing, with ink and typescript on paper ; 22 x 29 cm
Culture:
Cheyenne Indians
Indians of North America Great Plains
Type:
Ledger drawings
Date:
1891
1891 February
Topic:
Language and languages--Documentation
Local number:
NAA INV 08658900
NAA MS 2016-a
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Manuscript 2016-a, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Daniel Little Chief drawings of Cheyenne ceremonial customs and implements, with explanations by Albert Gatschet 1891 February
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Daniel Little Chief drawing of Cheyenne medicine shield, with descriptive text by Albert Gatschet, 1891 February

Medicine shield = howá'hnu ..
Creator:
Little Chief, Daniel d. 1906
Annotator:
Gatschet, Albert S (Albert Samuel) 1832-1907
Physical description:
2 leaves : graphite and colored pencil drawing, with ink and typescript on paper ; 22 x 29 cm
Culture:
Cheyenne Indians
Indians of North America Great Plains
Type:
Ledger drawings
Date:
1891
1891 February
Topic:
Language and languages--Documentation
Local number:
NAA INV 08659100
NAA MS 2016-a
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Manuscript 2016-a, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Daniel Little Chief drawing of Cheyenne war spears, with descriptive text by Albert Gatschet, 1891 February

War-spears = ... xumṓ'nxts
Creator:
Little Chief, Daniel d. 1906
Annotator:
Gatschet, Albert S (Albert Samuel) 1832-1907
Physical description:
2 leaves : graphite and colored pencil drawing, with ink and typescript on paper ; 22 x 29 cm
Culture:
Cheyenne Indians
Indians of North America Great Plains
Type:
Ledger drawings
Date:
1891
1891 February
Topic:
Language and languages--Documentation
Local number:
NAA INV 08659500
NAA MS 2016-a
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Manuscript 2016-a, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Daniel Little Chief drawing of Cheyenne otterskin quiver, with descriptive text by Albert Gatschet, 1891 February

Quiver of the otter = ná-istus ..
Creator:
Little Chief, Daniel d. 1906
Annotator:
Gatschet, Albert S (Albert Samuel) 1832-1907
Physical description:
2 leaves : graphite and colored pencil drawing, with ink and typescript on paper ; 22 x 29 cm
Culture:
Cheyenne Indians
Indians of North America Great Plains
Type:
Ledger drawings
Date:
1891
1891 February
Topic:
Language and languages--Documentation
Local number:
NAA INV 08659700
NAA MS 2016-a
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Manuscript 2016-a, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Daniel Little Chief drawing of Cheyenne burial cairn, with descriptive text by Albert Gatschet, 1891 February

Burial cairn = hohanínno ..
Creator:
Little Chief, Daniel d. 1906
Annotator:
Gatschet, Albert S (Albert Samuel) 1832-1907
Physical description:
2 leaves : graphite and colored pencil drawing, with ink and typescript on paper ; 22 x 29 cm
Culture:
Cheyenne Indians
Indians of North America Great Plains
Type:
Ledger drawings
Date:
1891
1891 February
Topic:
Language and languages--Documentation
Local number:
NAA INV 08659900
NAA MS 2016-a
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Manuscript 2016-a, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Daniel Little Chief drawing of Cheyenne arrow medicine tent, with descriptive text by Albert Gatschet, 1891 February

Arrow medicine tent = Mahéyum or mahé-um
Creator:
Little Chief, Daniel d. 1906
Annotator:
Gatschet, Albert S (Albert Samuel) 1832-1907
Physical description:
2 leaves : graphite and colored pencil drawing, with ink and typescript on paper ; 22 x 29 cm
Culture:
Cheyenne Indians
Indians of North America Great Plains
Type:
Ledger drawings
Date:
1891
1891 February
Topic:
Language and languages--Documentation
Local number:
NAA INV 08658000
NAA MS 2016-a
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Manuscript 2016-a, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Daniel Little Chief drawing of Yellow Nose, Cheyenne medicine man, with descriptive text by Albert Gatschet, 1891 February

Cheyenne medicine man = Tsits'histats mahéyu hitán
Creator:
Little Chief, Daniel d. 1906
Annotator:
Gatschet, Albert S (Albert Samuel) 1832-1907
Depicted:
Yellow Nose 1848-1910
Physical description:
2 leaves : graphite and colored pencil drawing, with ink and typescript on paper ; 22 x 29 cm
Culture:
Cheyenne Indians
Indians of North America Great Plains
Type:
Ledger drawings
Date:
1891
1891 February
Topic:
Language and languages--Documentation
Local number:
NAA INV 08658200
NAA MS 2016-a
OPPS NEG 45493
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Manuscript 2016-a, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Daniel Little Chief drawing of Cheyenne scent stone, with descriptive text by Albert Gatschet, 1891 February

Scent-stone = maheyúnu huná ..
Creator:
Little Chief, Daniel d. 1906
Annotator:
Gatschet, Albert S (Albert Samuel) 1832-1907
Physical description:
2 leaves : graphite and colored pencil drawing, with ink and typescript on paper ; 22 x 29 cm
Culture:
Cheyenne Indians
Indians of North America Great Plains
Type:
Ledger drawings
Date:
1891
1891 February
Topic:
Language and languages--Documentation
Local number:
NAA INV 08658400
NAA MS 2016-a
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Manuscript 2016-a, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Daniel Little Chief drawings of Cheyenne ceremonial customs and implements, with explanations by Albert Gatschet 1891 February
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Daniel Little Chief drawing of interior of Cheyenne sun-dance tent, with descriptive text by Albert Gatschet, 1891 February

Inside of the sun-dance tent = huxihi-umē hutúma histómu'hts ..
Creator:
Little Chief, Daniel d. 1906
Annotator:
Gatschet, Albert S (Albert Samuel) 1832-1907
Physical description:
2 leaves : graphite and colored pencil drawing, with ink and typescript on paper ; 22 x 29 cm
Culture:
Cheyenne Indians
Indians of North America Great Plains
Type:
Ledger drawings
Date:
1891
1891 February
Topic:
Language and languages--Documentation
Local number:
NAA INV 08658600
NAA MS 2016-a
OPPS NEG 55089
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Manuscript 2016-a, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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