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MS 39-a Book of drawings by unidentified Cheyenne artist at Fort Marion, Florida

Extent:
1 Item (disbound volume of 21 drawings (23 leaves, graphite and colored pencil, 21 x 27 cm.)
Culture:
Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne)  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Ledger drawings
Date:
1875 August
Scope and Contents:
Artist's sketchbook, now disbound, containing scenes of daily life, dances, hunting and a picture of birds. Individual leaves numbered 1 through 23. Cover of the drawing book inscribed in pencil "Drawn by Making Medicine, Cheyenne Prisoner, St. Augustine, Fla. Aug. 1875." Inscriptions on individual leaves by same hand, probably Lt. Richard Pratt.
Biographical / Historical:
Fort Marion, also known as Castillo de San Marco, is a stone fortress in St. Augustine, Florida. Between 1875 and 1878, seventy-two prisoners from the southern plains were incarcerated in the fort under supervision of Lt. Richard Pratt. The prisoners consisted of 27 Kiowas, 33 Cheyennes, 9 Comanches, 2 Arapahos, and a single Caddo. With the exception of one Cheyenne woman, all the prisoners were men. They had been accused of participating in the recent Red River War, earlier hostilities, or both. With the exception of the wife and daughter of one of the Comanche men, the prisoners families were not allowed to accompany them to Fort Marion. For further information on Fort Marion see Karen Daniels Petersen, Plains Indian Art from Fort Marion, University of Oklahoma Press, 1971 and Richard Pratt, Battlefield and Classroom, ed. by R. M. Utley, Yale University Press, 1964.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 39A

OPPS NEG 55,025 - 55,046
Local Note:
The original identification of the artist as Making Medicine based on the inscription is in error, based on comparison to other known examples of the artist's work, including Ms. 39B. Re-identified as anonymous Cheyenne artist by Candace Greene, 2002.
Place:
United States Florida Fort Marion.
Album Information:
MS 39A 000
Topic:
Federal-Indian relations  Search this
Dance -- Medicine Dance  Search this
Dance -- Sun Dance  Search this
Amusements -- Wrestling  Search this
Habitations -- Medicine Lodge  Search this
Marriage and family -- courting  Search this
Hunting -- Buffalo  Search this
Hunting -- antelope  Search this
Hunting -- elk  Search this
Hunting -- bear  Search this
Hunting -- Turkey  Search this
War -- warriors  Search this
Zoology -- wild horses  Search this
Zoology -- Buffalo  Search this
Genre/Form:
Ledger drawings
Citation:
Manuscript 39A, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS39A
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MS 39-a Book of drawings by unidentified Cheyenne artist at Fort Marion, Florida
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3266715b7-2e7e-44a7-8203-5889d06bae7a
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms39a
Online Media:

Medicine Lodge? (Brush)

Creator:
Dorsey, James Owen, 1848-1895  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Bureau of American Ethnology  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Department of Anthropology  Search this
Extent:
1 Photographic print (010 in x 008 in)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Photographs
Date:
undated
Local Numbers:
NAA INV.01257400
Local Note:
Black and white photoprint
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo Lot 24 SPC Misc Historical Habitations No # 01257400, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Photographs of Native Americans and Other Subjects
Photographs of Native Americans and Other Subjects / Series 2: Miscellany, historical and unidentified / Historical Habitations
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3bf9c8579-b04c-47d0-b143-0180fb9f20f5
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-photolot-24-ref12569

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