Tablet containing 21 drawings including pictures of warriors carrying shields, of shield designs, and of the Omaha Dance. Two are indentified as drawn by Sampson Kelly, Cheyenne, and others are signed by Carl Sweezy, Arapaho. Cover inscribed "Cheyenne Shields No. 1" and "From Picture Book Captured at Mackenzie Fight 1876, Field Columbian Museum, Chicago, Drawn by Carl Sweezy, 1904"
Biographical / Historical:
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.
NAA MS 2531 Vol. 13
United States Oklahoma Territory.
United States Oklahoma.
MS 2531-13 000
Manuscript 2531, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution