Inscription in the volume, by Samuel E. Strong, M. D., Desloge, St Francis County, Missouri, September 5, 1900, states that the drawings are the work of "Roman Nose, half brother of Red Cloud," and that after Roman Nose's capture in 1866 [?] he gave the book to Augustus Griffith of St Genevieve County, Missouri, who in turn gave it to Strong. Captions under the drawings were made from the explanations of Charles C. White, or Fast Horse, Dakota interpreter at Pine Ridge but then (December 21, 1889) employed with the Kickapoo Indian Medicine Co., Ironton, Iron County, Missouri. An additional inscription indicates that the book was purchased (by the BAE?) from Strong in Nov. 1900.