Ledger Drawing | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society


Ledger Drawing

Ledger Drawing | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
Ledger Drawing. Four tipis.
Ledger Drawing. Four tipis.
Image ID:34867
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Creator Name:Unknown
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Original Format Type:drawings
Original Format Number:PH 1098.8 (5)
Original Dimensions:15.5 x 8.75 inches
One of 12 Ledger drawings. Here are entered works on pictographic images inscribed by American Indians of the Great Plains onto blank pages of ledger books obtained from U.S. soldiers, traders, missionaries, and reservation employees. Original drawings in pencil, wax crayon and earth colors by a Plains Indian, about 1880-1890. Drawn on discarded sheets of an Indian agent's record forms. The drawings were acquired by Col. John J. Upham while he was serving with the U.S. Third Cavalry during the Indian campaigns.
Indian ledger drawings
Great Plains

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