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MS 4452-a Two books of Cheyenne and Arapaho drawings

Collector:
McDonald, David N.  Search this
Extent:
2 Volumes (100 drawings, graphite, colored pencil, and ink, 21 x 32 cm.)
Culture:
Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne)  Search this
Inunaina (Arapaho)  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Volumes
Ledger drawings
Date:
ca. 1880
Scope and Contents:
Vol. 1: 46 drawings of war scenes on leaves of ruled and numbered paper from a ledger book, now disbound, covers retained. Inside of cover inscribed D.N. McDonald, US Army. Vol. 2: 54 drawings on leaves of ruled and numbered paper from a ledger book, now disbound, covers not retained. Scenes are primarily of warfare, but also include horse raids, courting, and two maps. Several pages inscribed "Washee," a name recorded among both Cheyennes and Arapahoes in the 1880s.
Biographical / Historical:
David N. McDonald graduated from the US Military Academy at West Point in 1877. He served at Fort Sill, IT in 1878 and then at Fort Reno 1878-81, subsequently being posted in New Mexico, Arizona, and California.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4452-a
Local Note:
Several pages in vol. 2 inscribed with word Washee. Misreading of this as Nashee led to erroneous speculation that the drawings were associated with the Apache leader Naiche.
Place:
United States Indian Territory Fort Reno.
United States Oklahoma Fort Reno.
Album Information:
MS 4552A 000
Provenance:
Myer, W. H.
Topic:
War -- Cheyenne  Search this
Genre/Form:
Ledger drawings
Citation:
Manuscript 4452-a, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS4452A
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MS 4452-a Two books of Cheyenne and Arapaho drawings
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National Anthropological Archives
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Book of drawings by anonymous Cheyenne artists

Collector:
McDonald, David N.  Search this
Collection Collector:
McDonald, David N.  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (volume of 46 drawings, graphite, colored pencil, and ink, 21 x 32 cm.)
Culture:
Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne)  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Ledger drawings
Date:
ca. 1880
Scope and Contents:
54 drawings of war scenes on leaves of ruled and numbered paper from a ledger book, now disbound, covers retained. Inside of cover inscribed D.N. McDonald, US Army.
Arrangement:
Subgroup
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4452-a1
Place:
United States Indian Territory Fort Reno.
United States Oklahoma Fort Reno.
Album Information:
MS 4552A1 000
Provenance:
Myer, W. H.
Topic:
War -- Cheyenne  Search this
Genre/Form:
Ledger drawings
Collection Citation:
Manuscript 4452-a, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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MS 4452-a Two books of Cheyenne and Arapaho drawings
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-ms4452a-ref1
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Anonymous Cheyenne drawing of Indian man counting coup with lance, with horse and shield nearby

Collection Collector:
McDonald, David N.  Search this
Extent:
1 Drawing (graphite and crayon, 19 x 32 cm.)
Culture:
Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne)  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Drawings
Ledger drawings
Date:
ca. 1880
Scope and Contents:
Numbered page 16.
Local Numbers:
NAA INV 08666400

NAA MS 4452-a1
Album Information:
NAA MS 4452A1 008
Genre/Form:
Ledger drawings
Collection Citation:
Manuscript 4452-a, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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MS 4452-a Two books of Cheyenne and Arapaho drawings
MS 4452-a Two books of Cheyenne and Arapaho drawings / Book of drawings by anonymous Cheyenne artists
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-ms4452a-ref10

Anonymous Arapaho drawing of three mounted men chasing a mounted Indian man

Collection Collector:
McDonald, David N.  Search this
Extent:
1 Drawing (graphite and colored pencil, 20 x 32 cm.)
Culture:
Inunaina (Arapaho)  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Drawings
Ledger drawings
Date:
ca. 1880
Scope and Contents:
Numbered page 96.
Local Numbers:
NAA INV 08676900

NAA MS 4452-a2
Album Information:
NAA MS 4452A2 052
Genre/Form:
Ledger drawings
Collection Citation:
Manuscript 4452-a, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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MS 4452-a Two books of Cheyenne and Arapaho drawings
MS 4452-a Two books of Cheyenne and Arapaho drawings / Book of drawings by anonymous Arapaho artists
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-ms4452a-ref100

Anonymous Arapaho drawing of warrior with shield counting coup with rifle on U.S. soldier while under fire from other soldiers

Collection Collector:
McDonald, David N.  Search this
Extent:
1 Drawing (graphite and colored pencil, 20 x 32 cm.)
Culture:
Inunaina (Arapaho)  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Drawings
Ledger drawings
Date:
ca. 1880
Scope and Contents:
Numbered page 97.
Local Numbers:
NAA INV 08677000

NAA MS 4452-a2
Album Information:
NAA MS 4452A2 053
Genre/Form:
Ledger drawings
Collection Citation:
Manuscript 4452-a, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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MS 4452-a Two books of Cheyenne and Arapaho drawings
MS 4452-a Two books of Cheyenne and Arapaho drawings / Book of drawings by anonymous Arapaho artists
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-ms4452a-ref101

Anonymous Arapaho drawing of horse raid, with man leading horses out of corral next to frame building

Collection Collector:
McDonald, David N.  Search this
Extent:
1 Drawing (graphite and colored pencil, 20 x 32 cm.)
Culture:
Inunaina (Arapaho)  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Drawings
Ledger drawings
Date:
ca. 1880
Scope and Contents:
Numbered page 98.
Local Numbers:
NAA INV 08677100

NAA MS 4452-a2
Album Information:
NAA MS 4452A2 054
Genre/Form:
Ledger drawings
Collection Citation:
Manuscript 4452-a, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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MS 4452-a Two books of Cheyenne and Arapaho drawings
MS 4452-a Two books of Cheyenne and Arapaho drawings / Book of drawings by anonymous Arapaho artists
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-ms4452a-ref102

Anonymous Cheyenne drawing of Indian man counting coup with lance

Collection Collector:
McDonald, David N.  Search this
Extent:
1 Drawing (graphite and crayon, 19 x 32 cm.)
Culture:
Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne)  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Drawings
Ledger drawings
Date:
ca. 1880
Scope and Contents:
Numbered page 18.
Local Numbers:
NAA INV 08666500

NAA MS 4452-a1
Album Information:
NAA MS 4452A1 009
Genre/Form:
Ledger drawings
Collection Citation:
Manuscript 4452-a, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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MS 4452-a Two books of Cheyenne and Arapaho drawings
MS 4452-a Two books of Cheyenne and Arapaho drawings / Book of drawings by anonymous Cheyenne artists
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-ms4452a-ref11

Anonymous Cheyenne drawing of Indian man counting coup on and striking down U.S. soldier with lance

Collection Collector:
McDonald, David N.  Search this
Extent:
1 Drawing (2 leaves, colored pencil and graphite, 19 x 32 cm.)
Culture:
Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne)  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Drawings
Ledger drawings
Date:
ca. 1880
Scope and Contents:
Numbered pages 20 and 23. Scene seems to be continuous although pagination skips.
Local Numbers:
NAA INV 08666600

NAA INV 08666700

NAA MS 4452-a1

OPPS NEG 77-15
Album Information:
NAA MS 4452A1 010
Genre/Form:
Ledger drawings
Collection Citation:
Manuscript 4452-a, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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MS 4452-a Two books of Cheyenne and Arapaho drawings
MS 4452-a Two books of Cheyenne and Arapaho drawings / Book of drawings by anonymous Cheyenne artists
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-ms4452a-ref12
Online Media:

Anonymous Cheyenne drawing of Indian man on horseback counting coup with lance

Collection Collector:
McDonald, David N.  Search this
Extent:
1 Drawing (graphite and crayon, 19 x 32 cm.)
Culture:
Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne)  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Drawings
Ledger drawings
Date:
ca. 1880
Scope and Contents:
Numbered page 24.
Local Numbers:
NAA INV 08666800

NAA MS 4452-a1
Album Information:
NAA MS 4452A1 011
Genre/Form:
Ledger drawings
Collection Citation:
Manuscript 4452-a, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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MS 4452-a Two books of Cheyenne and Arapaho drawings
MS 4452-a Two books of Cheyenne and Arapaho drawings / Book of drawings by anonymous Cheyenne artists
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-ms4452a-ref13

Anonymous Cheyenne drawing of Indian man with shield counting coup with lance

Collection Collector:
McDonald, David N.  Search this
Extent:
1 Drawing (graphite and crayon, 19 x 32 cm.)
Culture:
Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne)  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Drawings
Ledger drawings
Date:
ca. 1880
Scope and Contents:
Numbered page 26.
Local Numbers:
NAA INV 08666900

NAA MS 4452-a1
Album Information:
NAA MS 4452A1 012
Genre/Form:
Ledger drawings
Collection Citation:
Manuscript 4452-a, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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MS 4452-a Two books of Cheyenne and Arapaho drawings
MS 4452-a Two books of Cheyenne and Arapaho drawings / Book of drawings by anonymous Cheyenne artists
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-ms4452a-ref14

Anonymous Cheyenne drawing of Indian man with shield counting coup with lance, with horse nearby

Collection Collector:
McDonald, David N.  Search this
Extent:
1 Drawing (graphite and crayon, 19 x 32 cm.)
Culture:
Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne)  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Drawings
Ledger drawings
Date:
ca. 1880
Scope and Contents:
Numbered page 28.
Local Numbers:
NAA INV 08667000

NAA MS 4452-a1
Album Information:
NAA MS 4452A1 013
Genre/Form:
Ledger drawings
Collection Citation:
Manuscript 4452-a, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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MS 4452-a Two books of Cheyenne and Arapaho drawings
MS 4452-a Two books of Cheyenne and Arapaho drawings / Book of drawings by anonymous Cheyenne artists
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-ms4452a-ref15

Anonymous Cheyenne drawing of Indian man with shield shooting gun at second Indian man, half concealed in a hollow

Collection Collector:
McDonald, David N.  Search this
Extent:
1 Drawing (graphite and crayon, 19 x 32 cm.)
Culture:
Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne)  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Drawings
Ledger drawings
Date:
ca. 1880
Scope and Contents:
Numbered page 30.
Local Numbers:
NAA INV 08667100

NAA MS 4452-a1
Album Information:
NAA MS 4452A1 014
Genre/Form:
Ledger drawings
Collection Citation:
Manuscript 4452-a, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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MS 4452-a Two books of Cheyenne and Arapaho drawings
MS 4452-a Two books of Cheyenne and Arapaho drawings / Book of drawings by anonymous Cheyenne artists
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-ms4452a-ref16

Anonymous Cheyenne drawing of Indian man on horseback counting coup with saber

Collection Collector:
McDonald, David N.  Search this
Extent:
1 Drawing (graphite and crayon, 19 x 32 cm.)
Culture:
Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne)  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Drawings
Ledger drawings
Date:
ca. 1880
Scope and Contents:
Numbered page 32.
Local Numbers:
NAA INV 08667200

NAA MS 4452-a1
Album Information:
NAA MS 4452A1 015
Genre/Form:
Ledger drawings
Collection Citation:
Manuscript 4452-a, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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MS 4452-a Two books of Cheyenne and Arapaho drawings
MS 4452-a Two books of Cheyenne and Arapaho drawings / Book of drawings by anonymous Cheyenne artists
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-ms4452a-ref17

Anonymous Cheyenne drawing of Indian on yellow horse counting coup on Indian with arms outreached

Collection Collector:
McDonald, David N.  Search this
Extent:
1 Drawing (graphite and crayon, 19 x 32 cm.)
Culture:
Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne)  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Drawings
Ledger drawings
Date:
ca. 1880
Scope and Contents:
Numbered page 34.
Local Numbers:
NAA INV 08667300

NAA MS 4452-a1
Album Information:
NAA MS 4452A1 016
Genre/Form:
Ledger drawings
Collection Citation:
Manuscript 4452-a, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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MS 4452-a Two books of Cheyenne and Arapaho drawings
MS 4452-a Two books of Cheyenne and Arapaho drawings / Book of drawings by anonymous Cheyenne artists
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-ms4452a-ref18

Anonymous Cheyenne drawing of Indian on yellow horse counting coup on Indian with arms outreached

Collection Collector:
McDonald, David N.  Search this
Extent:
1 Drawing (graphite and crayon, 19 x 32 cm.)
Culture:
Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne)  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Drawings
Ledger drawings
Date:
ca. 1880
Scope and Contents:
Numbered page 36.
Local Numbers:
NAA INV 08667400

NAA MS 4452-a1
Album Information:
NAA MS 4452A1 017
Genre/Form:
Ledger drawings
Collection Citation:
Manuscript 4452-a, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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MS 4452-a Two books of Cheyenne and Arapaho drawings
MS 4452-a Two books of Cheyenne and Arapaho drawings / Book of drawings by anonymous Cheyenne artists
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-ms4452a-ref19

Book of drawings by anonymous Arapaho artists

Collector:
McDonald, David N.  Search this
Collection Collector:
McDonald, David N.  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (volume of 54 drawings, graphite, colored pencil, and ink, 21 x 32 cm.)
Culture:
Inunaina (Arapaho)  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Ledger drawings
Maps
Date:
ca. 1880
Scope and Contents:
54 drawings on leaves of ruled and numbered paper from a ledger book, now disbound, covers not retained. Scenes are primarily of warfare, but also include horse raids, courting, and two maps. Several pages inscribed "Washee," a name recorded among both Cheyennes and Arapahoes in the 1880s.
Arrangement:
Subgroup
Biographical / Historical:
David N. McDonald graduated from the US Military Academy at West Point in 1877. He served at Fort Sill, IT in 1878 and then at Fort Reno 1878-81, subsequently being posted in New Mexico, Arizona, and California.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4452-a2
Local Note:
Candace Green identified all the drawings in this book were probably drawn by Arapaho artists. Several pages are inscribed with the word Washee. Misreading of this as Nashee led to erroneous speculation that the drawings were associated with the Apache leader Naiche.
Place:
United States Indian Territory Fort Reno.
United States Oklahoma Fort Reno.
Album Information:
MS 4552A2 000
Provenance:
Myer, W. H.
Topic:
War -- Cheyenne  Search this
Genre/Form:
Ledger drawings
Maps
Collection Citation:
Manuscript 4452-a, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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MS 4452-a Two books of Cheyenne and Arapaho drawings
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-ms4452a-ref2

Anonymous Cheyenne drawing of Indian on spotted horse counting coup with saber on U.S. soldier on red horse

Collection Collector:
McDonald, David N.  Search this
Extent:
1 Drawing (graphite, crayon, and ink, 19 x 32 cm.)
Culture:
Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne)  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Drawings
Ledger drawings
Date:
ca. 1880
Scope and Contents:
Numbered page 38.
Local Numbers:
OPPS NEG 77-16

NAA INV 08667500

NAA MS 4452-a1
Album Information:
NAA MS 4452A1 018
Genre/Form:
Ledger drawings
Collection Citation:
Manuscript 4452-a, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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MS 4452-a Two books of Cheyenne and Arapaho drawings
MS 4452-a Two books of Cheyenne and Arapaho drawings / Book of drawings by anonymous Cheyenne artists
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-ms4452a-ref20

Anonymous Cheyenne drawing of Indian with lance chasing horses

Collection Collector:
McDonald, David N.  Search this
Extent:
1 Drawing (2 leaves, graphite, crayon, and ink, 19 x 32 cm.)
Culture:
Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne)  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Drawings
Ledger drawings
Date:
ca. 1880
Scope and Contents:
Numbered pages 40 and 41.
Local Numbers:
NAA INV 08667600

NAA INV 08667700

OPPS NEG 77-17

OPPS NEG 77-18

NAA MS 4452-a1
Album Information:
NAA MS 4452A1 019
Genre/Form:
Ledger drawings
Collection Citation:
Manuscript 4452-a, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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MS 4452-a Two books of Cheyenne and Arapaho drawings
MS 4452-a Two books of Cheyenne and Arapaho drawings / Book of drawings by anonymous Cheyenne artists
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-ms4452a-ref21
Online Media:

Anonymous Cheyenne drawing of Indian on horseback counting coup with lance on White man on yellow horse

Collection Collector:
McDonald, David N.  Search this
Extent:
1 Drawing (graphite, crayon, and ink, 19 x 32 cm.)
Culture:
Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne)  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Drawings
Ledger drawings
Date:
ca. 1880
Scope and Contents:
Numbered page 42.
Local Numbers:
NAA INV 08667800

NAA MS 4452-a1
Album Information:
NAA MS 4452A1 020
Genre/Form:
Ledger drawings
Collection Citation:
Manuscript 4452-a, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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MS 4452-a Two books of Cheyenne and Arapaho drawings
MS 4452-a Two books of Cheyenne and Arapaho drawings / Book of drawings by anonymous Cheyenne artists
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-ms4452a-ref22

Anonymous Cheyenne drawing of Indian on horseback counting coup with lance

Collection Collector:
McDonald, David N.  Search this
Extent:
1 Drawing (graphite, crayon, and ink, 19 x 32 cm.)
Culture:
Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne)  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Drawings
Ledger drawings
Date:
ca. 1880
Scope and Contents:
Numbered page 44.
Local Numbers:
NAA INV 08667900

NAA MS 4452-a1
Album Information:
NAA MS 4452A1 021
Genre/Form:
Ledger drawings
Collection Citation:
Manuscript 4452-a, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
MS 4452-a Two books of Cheyenne and Arapaho drawings
MS 4452-a Two books of Cheyenne and Arapaho drawings / Book of drawings by anonymous Cheyenne artists
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-ms4452a-ref23

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