The collection consists of thirteen (13) drawings made by students at the Pine Ridge Agency Day School around 1904. All but four of the drawings are accompanied by short handwritten essays regarding the scene, most signed by the artist. The drawings were probably produced as class exercises in composition and penmanship. Included are pictures of children's homes, farm animals, the Red Cloud Indian School, and a buffalo hunt.
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NAA MS 99-44
Two drawings published in:
Maurer Evan M., Louise Lincoln and Minneapolis Institute of Arts. Visions of the People: A Pictorial History of Plains Indian Life. Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Distributed by the University of Washington Press 1992.
Paula J. White; Mary Bighorse; Ina McNeil; Margaret Wood; Ana Cooke Hoffman; Gussie Bento; Judy Toppings; Sheree Bonaparte; Lula Red Cloud; Conrad House; Nancy Naranjo; Harriet Soong; Shirley M. Grady; Jimmie Carole Fife Stewart; Alice Olsen Williams; Rita L. Corbiere; Marlene Sekaquaptewa; Ollie Napesni; and Bernyce K. Courtney Search this
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Paula J. White, Minnesota Chippewa [Leech Lake, Minnesota] Search this