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Photographer:
Sergeant Alexander Brown, Non-Indian, 1844-1884 and High Bull (Frank High Bull), Northern Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne), ca. 1848-1876  Search this
Culture/People:
Northern Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne)  Search this
Artist/Maker:
High Bull (Frank High Bull), Northern Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne), ca. 1848-1876 and Sergeant Alexander Brown, Non-Indian, 1844-1884  Search this
Previous owner:
Sergeant Alexander Brown, Non-Indian, 1844-1884  Search this
High Bull (Frank High Bull), Northern Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne), ca. 1848-1876  Search this
Sergeant James H. Turpin, Non-Indian, 1846-1893  Search this
Lieutenant Homer W. Wheeler (H.W. Wheeler), Non-Indian, 1848-1930  Search this
Military Service Institution of the United States, 1878-ca. 1916  Search this
John Jay White, Non-Indian, 1860-1923  Search this
Donor:
Grace Hoffman White (Virginia Grace Hoffman/Mrs. John Jay White), Non-Indian, 1862-1937  Search this
Title:
Double Trophy Roster Book
Object Name:
Book of ledger drawings
Media/Materials:
Paper, graphite, colored pencil, commercially tanned leather
Techniques:
Bound, written, drawn
Dimensions:
12.5 x 19 cm
Object Type:
Painting/Drawing/Print
Place:
Plains; USA, Canada (inferred)
Date created:
1876
Collection History:
Originally owned by First Sergeant Alexander Brown (1844-1884) of Company G of the US Army's Seventh Cavalry and used to record duty rosters and other information as the 7th Cavalry travelled from Louisiana to Montana between April and June 1876; dropped or lost by Sergeant Brown during the Battle of the Little Bighorn (the Battle of Greasy Grass Creek), June 25 and 26, 1876; recovered from the battlefield by Northern Cheyenne combatants and used by High Bull (Frank High Bull, Northern Cheyenne, ca. 1848-1876) and others for drawings; recovered from Dull Knife's village by First Sergeant James H. Turpin (1846-1893) of Company L of the US Army's Fifth Cavalry after the Dull Knife Fight (the Battle of Bates Creek) on the Powder River in Wyoming Territory on November 25, 1876; given by Sergeant Turpin to Lieutenant Homer W. Wheeler (1848-1930) of Company G of the US Army's Fifth Cavalry soon afterward; donated by Homer Wheeler to the Military Service Institution of the United States (an Army officers' organization with a library and museum in New York City) before 1884; removed from the collection of the Military Service Institution and acquired by John Jay White (1860-1923, a New York City banker and collector of Indian objects) by 1898; lent to MAI by John Jay White in 1921; donated to MAI in 1925 by his widow, Grace Hoffman White (Virginia Grace Hoffman, 1862-1937). Because it was captured and then recaptured from its previous owners, it is often called the "Double Trophy Roster Book."
Catalog Number:
10/8725
Barcode:
108725.000
See related items:
Northern Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne)
Painting/Drawing/Print
On View:
National Museum of the American Indian, New York, NY
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_117473