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Original artist:
unknown  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 25 cm x 33.8 cm; 9 13/16 in x 13 5/16 in
Object Name:
drawing
ledger drawing
Object Type:
Drawings
Place Made:
North America
Date made:
ca 1894
Description:
Unknown artist, about 1894
“Cheyenne Pictures. High Wolf Kills a Shoshonee or Snake Indian.”
Pencil, colored pencil, ink and watercolor
This drawing shows a mounted warrior with a name glyph - a symbol for the personal name “High Wolf” - riding victoriously over a fallen Snake (Shoshone) warrior, identified by his shield. The artist depicts High Wolf counting coup on his enemy by showing a riding whip (quirt) touching the shield of the fallen Shoshone warrior. Counting coup - in this instance touching an adversary in battle - was considered an act of bravery that could gain war honors.
Location:
Currently not on view
Credit Line:
Mrs. John G. Bourke
ID Number:
GA.08113
Catalog number:
GA*08113
Accession number:
1897.031963
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-fcd6-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_795066