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MS 1929-b Sitting Bull pictographic autobiography

Creator:
Sitting Bull, 1831-1890  Search this
Extent:
22 Drawings (graphite, colored pencil, and ink, 21 x 34 cm.)
Culture:
Lakota -- Hunkpapa  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Drawings
Pictographs
Ledger drawings
Newsclippings
Date:
1882
Scope and Contents:
Pictures of Sitting Bull's war deeds, drawn by himself, with accompanying explanations. Each sheet autographed in cursive hand by Sitting Bull. The scenes are not in chronological order. The pictures were originally drawn on the front leaves of a bound volume of ruled paper and were removed by the archives for lamination. The remaining volume has 8 leaves with mounted newspaper clippings about Sitting Bull, and many additional blank leaves. Inside front cover inscribed "For Gen'l J.C. Smith, No 250 West Van Buren St, Chicago, Ill," and "Fort Randall, DT, April 14, 1882." Nine page handwritten explanation of each drawing, as dictated by Sitting Bull, also removed from volume. Also includes autograph letter signed from W. Tear, Fort Randall, Dakota Territory, August 10 and 16, 1882, 2 pages and typed carbon copy transcription. Three 4" X 5" color transparencies of drawings 1, 10, and 11 filed with 1929-b.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 1929B
Place:
United States Dakota Territory Fort Randall.
United States South Dakota Fort Randall.
Album Information:
MS 1929B 000
Provenance:
Smith, Robert A.
Genre/Form:
Pictographs -- Lakota
Ledger drawings
Newsclippings
Citation:
Manuscript 1929-b, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS1929B
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National Anthropological Archives
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Sitting Bull drawing of him capturing an Assiniboine

Creator:
Sitting Bull, 1831-1890  Search this
Collection Creator:
Sitting Bull, 1831-1890  Search this
Extent:
1 Drawing (graphite and colored pencil, 21 x 34 cm.)
Culture:
Lakota -- Hunkpapa  Search this
Assiniboine (Stoney)  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Drawings
Pictographs
Ledger drawings
Date:
1882
Local Numbers:
NAA INV 08589700

NAA MS 1929b
Place:
United States Dakota Territory Fort Randall.
United States South Dakota Fort Randall.
Album Information:
MS 1929B 001
Topic:
Assiniboin  Search this
Genre/Form:
Pictographs -- Lakota
Ledger drawings
Collection Citation:
Manuscript 1929-b, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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MS 1929-b Sitting Bull pictographic autobiography
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National Anthropological Archives
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Sitting Bull drawing of him in battle with Crow Indians

Creator:
Sitting Bull, 1831-1890  Search this
Collection Creator:
Sitting Bull, 1831-1890  Search this
Extent:
1 Drawing (graphite and colored pencil, 21 x 34 cm.)
Culture:
Lakota -- Hunkpapa  Search this
Apsáalooke (Crow/Absaroke)  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Drawings
Pictographs
Ledger drawings
Date:
1882
Local Numbers:
NAA INV 08590600

NAA MS 1929b
Place:
United States Dakota Territory Fort Randall.
United States South Dakota Fort Randall.
Album Information:
MS 1929B 010
Genre/Form:
Pictographs -- Lakota
Ledger drawings
Collection Citation:
Manuscript 1929-b, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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MS 1929-b Sitting Bull pictographic autobiography
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National Anthropological Archives
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Sitting Bull drawing of him capturing a Crow woman

Creator:
Sitting Bull, 1831-1890  Search this
Collection Creator:
Sitting Bull, 1831-1890  Search this
Extent:
1 Drawing (graphite and colored pencil, 21 x 34 cm.)
Culture:
Lakota -- Hunkpapa  Search this
Apsáalooke (Crow/Absaroke)  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Drawings
Pictographs
Ledger drawings
Date:
1882
Local Numbers:
NAA INV 08590700

NAA MS 1929b
Place:
United States Dakota Territory Fort Randall.
United States South Dakota Fort Randall.
Album Information:
MS 1929B 011
Genre/Form:
Pictographs -- Lakota
Ledger drawings
Collection Citation:
Manuscript 1929-b, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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MS 1929-b Sitting Bull pictographic autobiography
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National Anthropological Archives
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Sitting Bull drawing of him in battle with Crow Indians

Creator:
Sitting Bull, 1831-1890  Search this
Collection Creator:
Sitting Bull, 1831-1890  Search this
Extent:
1 Drawing (graphite and colored pencil, 21 x 34 cm.)
Culture:
Lakota -- Hunkpapa  Search this
Apsáalooke (Crow/Absaroke)  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Drawings
Pictographs
Ledger drawings
Date:
1882
Local Numbers:
NAA INV 08590800

NAA MS 1929b
Place:
United States Dakota Territory Fort Randall.
United States South Dakota Fort Randall.
Album Information:
MS 1929B 012
Genre/Form:
Pictographs -- Lakota
Ledger drawings
Collection Citation:
Manuscript 1929-b, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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MS 1929-b Sitting Bull pictographic autobiography
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National Anthropological Archives
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Sitting Bull drawing of him in battle with Crow Indians

Creator:
Sitting Bull, 1831-1890  Search this
Collection Creator:
Sitting Bull, 1831-1890  Search this
Extent:
1 Drawing (graphite and colored pencil, 21 x 34 cm.)
Culture:
Lakota -- Hunkpapa  Search this
Apsáalooke (Crow/Absaroke)  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Drawings
Pictographs
Ledger drawings
Date:
1882
Local Numbers:
NAA INV 08590900

NAA MS 1929b
Place:
United States Dakota Territory Fort Randall.
United States South Dakota Fort Randall.
Album Information:
MS 1929B 013
Genre/Form:
Pictographs -- Lakota
Ledger drawings
Collection Citation:
Manuscript 1929-b, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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MS 1929-b Sitting Bull pictographic autobiography
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National Anthropological Archives
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Sitting Bull drawing of him capturing Jumping Bull

Creator:
Sitting Bull, 1831-1890  Search this
Depicted:
Jumping Bull  Search this
Collection Creator:
Sitting Bull, 1831-1890  Search this
Extent:
1 Drawing (graphite and colored pencil, 21 x 34 cm.)
Culture:
Lakota -- Hunkpapa  Search this
Apsáalooke (Crow/Absaroke)  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Drawings
Pictographs
Ledger drawings
Date:
1882
Local Numbers:
NAA INV 08591000

NAA MS 1929b
Place:
United States Dakota Territory Fort Randall.
United States South Dakota Fort Randall.
Album Information:
MS 1929B 014
Genre/Form:
Pictographs -- Lakota
Ledger drawings
Collection Citation:
Manuscript 1929-b, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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National Anthropological Archives
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Sitting Bull drawing of him in battle with Arikaras, striking down Bull Head

Creator:
Sitting Bull, 1831-1890  Search this
Depicted:
Bull Head, (Blackfeet chief)  Search this
Collection Creator:
Sitting Bull, 1831-1890  Search this
Extent:
1 Drawing (graphite and colored pencil, 21 x 34 cm.)
Culture:
Lakota -- Hunkpapa  Search this
Sahnish (Arikara)  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Drawings
Pictographs
Ledger drawings
Date:
1882
Local Numbers:
NAA INV 08591100

NAA MS 1929b
Place:
United States Dakota Territory Fort Randall.
United States South Dakota Fort Randall.
Album Information:
MS 1929B 015
Genre/Form:
Pictographs -- Lakota
Ledger drawings
Collection Citation:
Manuscript 1929-b, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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MS 1929-b Sitting Bull pictographic autobiography
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National Anthropological Archives
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Sitting Bull drawing of him in battle with Crow scouts accompanying General Nelson A. Miles

Creator:
Sitting Bull, 1831-1890  Search this
Collection Creator:
Sitting Bull, 1831-1890  Search this
Extent:
1 Drawing (graphite and colored pencil, 21 x 34 cm.)
Culture:
Lakota -- Hunkpapa  Search this
Apsáalooke (Crow/Absaroke)  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Drawings
Pictographs
Ledger drawings
Date:
1882
Local Numbers:
NAA INV 08591200

NAA MS 1929b
Place:
United States Dakota Territory Fort Randall.
United States South Dakota Fort Randall.
Album Information:
MS 1929B 016
Genre/Form:
Pictographs -- Lakota
Ledger drawings
Collection Citation:
Manuscript 1929-b, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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MS 1929-b Sitting Bull pictographic autobiography
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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Sitting Bull drawing of him in battle with Flatheads

Creator:
Sitting Bull, 1831-1890  Search this
Collection Creator:
Sitting Bull, 1831-1890  Search this
Extent:
1 Drawing (graphite and colored pencil, 21 x 34 cm.)
Culture:
Lakota -- Hunkpapa  Search this
Salish (Flathead)  Search this
Indians of North America -- Plateau  Search this
Salish Indians  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Drawings
Pictographs
Ledger drawings
Date:
1882
Local Numbers:
NAA INV 08591300

NAA MS 1929b
Place:
United States Dakota Territory Fort Randall.
United States South Dakota Fort Randall.
Album Information:
MS 1929B 017
Genre/Form:
Pictographs -- Lakota
Ledger drawings
Collection Citation:
Manuscript 1929-b, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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MS 1929-b Sitting Bull pictographic autobiography
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-ms1929b-ref17

Sitting Bull drawing of him in battle with Crow Indians

Creator:
Sitting Bull, 1831-1890  Search this
Collection Creator:
Sitting Bull, 1831-1890  Search this
Extent:
1 Drawing (graphite and colored pencil, 21 x 34 cm.)
Culture:
Lakota -- Hunkpapa  Search this
Apsáalooke (Crow/Absaroke)  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Drawings
Pictographs
Ledger drawings
Date:
1882
Local Numbers:
NAA INV 08591400

NAA MS 1929b
Place:
United States Dakota Territory Fort Randall.
United States South Dakota Fort Randall.
Album Information:
MS 1929B 018
Genre/Form:
Pictographs -- Lakota
Ledger drawings
Collection Citation:
Manuscript 1929-b, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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MS 1929-b Sitting Bull pictographic autobiography
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
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Sitting Bull drawing of him in battle with Crow Indians

Creator:
Sitting Bull, 1831-1890  Search this
Collection Creator:
Sitting Bull, 1831-1890  Search this
Extent:
1 Drawing (graphite and colored pencil, 21 x 34 cm.)
Culture:
Lakota -- Hunkpapa  Search this
Apsáalooke (Crow/Absaroke)  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Drawings
Pictographs
Ledger drawings
Date:
1882
Local Numbers:
NAA INV 08591500

NAA MS 1929b
Place:
United States Dakota Territory Fort Randall.
United States South Dakota Fort Randall.
Album Information:
MS 1929B 019
Genre/Form:
Pictographs -- Lakota
Ledger drawings
Collection Citation:
Manuscript 1929-b, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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MS 1929-b Sitting Bull pictographic autobiography
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-ms1929b-ref19

Sitting Bull drawing of him in battle with Assiniboines

Creator:
Sitting Bull, 1831-1890  Search this
Collection Creator:
Sitting Bull, 1831-1890  Search this
Extent:
1 Drawing (graphite and colored pencil, 21 x 34 cm.)
Culture:
Lakota -- Hunkpapa  Search this
Assiniboine (Stoney)  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Drawings
Pictographs
Ledger drawings
Date:
1882
Local Numbers:
NAA INV 08589800

NAA MS 1929b
Place:
United States Dakota Territory Fort Randall.
United States South Dakota Fort Randall.
Album Information:
MS 1929B 002
Topic:
Assiniboin  Search this
Genre/Form:
Pictographs -- Lakota
Ledger drawings
Collection Citation:
Manuscript 1929-b, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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MS 1929-b Sitting Bull pictographic autobiography
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-ms1929b-ref2

Sitting Bull drawing of him in battle with Crow Indians

Creator:
Sitting Bull, 1831-1890  Search this
Collection Creator:
Sitting Bull, 1831-1890  Search this
Extent:
1 Drawing (graphite and colored pencil, 21 x 34 cm.)
Culture:
Lakota -- Hunkpapa  Search this
Apsáalooke (Crow/Absaroke)  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Drawings
Pictographs
Ledger drawings
Date:
1882
Local Numbers:
NAA INV 08591600

NAA MS 1929b
Place:
United States Dakota Territory Fort Randall.
United States South Dakota Fort Randall.
Album Information:
MS 1929B 020
Genre/Form:
Pictographs -- Lakota
Ledger drawings
Collection Citation:
Manuscript 1929-b, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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MS 1929-b Sitting Bull pictographic autobiography
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-ms1929b-ref20

Sitting Bull drawing of him in battle with Assiniboines

Creator:
Sitting Bull, 1831-1890  Search this
Collection Creator:
Sitting Bull, 1831-1890  Search this
Extent:
1 Drawing (graphite and colored pencil, 21 x 34 cm.)
Culture:
Lakota -- Hunkpapa  Search this
Assiniboine (Stoney)  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Drawings
Pictographs
Ledger drawings
Date:
1882
Local Numbers:
NAA INV 08591700

NAA MS 1929b
Place:
United States Dakota Territory Fort Randall.
United States South Dakota Fort Randall.
Album Information:
MS 1929B 021
Topic:
Assiniboin  Search this
Genre/Form:
Pictographs -- Lakota
Ledger drawings
Collection Citation:
Manuscript 1929-b, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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MS 1929-b Sitting Bull pictographic autobiography
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-ms1929b-ref21

Sitting Bull drawing of him in battle with Assiniboines

Creator:
Sitting Bull, 1831-1890  Search this
Collection Creator:
Sitting Bull, 1831-1890  Search this
Extent:
1 Drawing (graphite and colored pencil, 21 x 34 cm.)
Culture:
Lakota -- Hunkpapa  Search this
Assiniboine (Stoney)  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Drawings
Pictographs
Ledger drawings
Date:
1882
Local Numbers:
NAA INV 08591800

NAA MS 1929b
Place:
United States Dakota Territory Fort Randall.
United States South Dakota Fort Randall.
Album Information:
MS 1929B 022
Topic:
Assiniboin  Search this
Genre/Form:
Pictographs -- Lakota
Ledger drawings
Collection Citation:
Manuscript 1929-b, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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MS 1929-b Sitting Bull pictographic autobiography
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-ms1929b-ref22

Sitting Bull drawing of him in battle with Assiniboines

Creator:
Sitting Bull, 1831-1890  Search this
Collection Creator:
Sitting Bull, 1831-1890  Search this
Extent:
1 Drawing (graphite and colored pencil, 21 x 34 cm.)
Culture:
Lakota -- Hunkpapa  Search this
Assiniboine (Stoney)  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Drawings
Pictographs
Ledger drawings
Date:
1882
Local Numbers:
NAA INV 08589900

NAA MS 1929b
Place:
United States Dakota Territory Fort Randall.
United States South Dakota Fort Randall.
Album Information:
MS 1929B 003
Topic:
Assiniboin  Search this
Genre/Form:
Pictographs -- Lakota
Ledger drawings
Collection Citation:
Manuscript 1929-b, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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MS 1929-b Sitting Bull pictographic autobiography
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-ms1929b-ref3

Sitting Bull drawing of him in battle with Assiniboines

Creator:
Sitting Bull, 1831-1890  Search this
Collection Creator:
Sitting Bull, 1831-1890  Search this
Extent:
1 Drawing (graphite and colored pencil, 21 x 34 cm.)
Culture:
Lakota -- Hunkpapa  Search this
Assiniboine (Stoney)  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Drawings
Pictographs
Ledger drawings
Date:
1882
Local Numbers:
NAA INV 08590000

NAA MS 1929b
Place:
United States Dakota Territory Fort Randall.
United States South Dakota Fort Randall.
Album Information:
MS 1929B 004
Topic:
Assiniboin  Search this
Genre/Form:
Pictographs -- Lakota
Ledger drawings
Collection Citation:
Manuscript 1929-b, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
MS 1929-b Sitting Bull pictographic autobiography
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-ms1929b-ref4

Sitting Bull drawing of him capturing an Assiniboine woman

Creator:
Sitting Bull, 1831-1890  Search this
Collection Creator:
Sitting Bull, 1831-1890  Search this
Extent:
1 Drawing (graphite and colored pencil, 21 x 34 cm.)
Culture:
Lakota -- Hunkpapa  Search this
Assiniboine (Stoney)  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Drawings
Pictographs
Ledger drawings
Date:
1882
Local Numbers:
NAA INV 08590100

NAA MS 1929b
Place:
United States Dakota Territory Fort Randall.
United States South Dakota Fort Randall.
Album Information:
MS 1929B 005
Topic:
Assiniboin  Search this
Genre/Form:
Pictographs -- Lakota
Ledger drawings
Collection Citation:
Manuscript 1929-b, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
MS 1929-b Sitting Bull pictographic autobiography
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-ms1929b-ref5

Sitting Bull drawing of him capturing an Assiniboine woman

Creator:
Sitting Bull, 1831-1890  Search this
Collection Creator:
Sitting Bull, 1831-1890  Search this
Extent:
1 Drawing (graphite and colored pencil, 21 x 34 cm.)
Culture:
Lakota -- Hunkpapa  Search this
Assiniboine (Stoney)  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Drawings
Pictographs
Ledger drawings
Date:
1882
Local Numbers:
NAA INV 08590200

NAA MS 1929b
Place:
United States Dakota Territory Fort Randall.
United States South Dakota Fort Randall.
Album Information:
MS 1929B 006
Topic:
Assiniboin  Search this
Genre/Form:
Pictographs -- Lakota
Ledger drawings
Collection Citation:
Manuscript 1929-b, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
MS 1929-b Sitting Bull pictographic autobiography
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-ms1929b-ref6

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