Oosica drawing of man in grass dance regalia with bustle and bells, with smaller figure holding another bustle
Portions of this collection are digitized

Collection ID:
ca. 1893
Physical Description:
1 Item
drawing and 1 letter in ms.
graphite and colored pencil
9 x 14 cm.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Inscribed on face of drawing "That is me father, this is I have the seke" and the names Osica and Oosica. Oosica is presumed to be the artist based on the inscription. Accompanied by 1893 note of transmittal from the donor Z. T. Daniel indicating that the drawing was found among discarded office papers and providing translations of names: Osica (Bad) and Oosica (Bad Wound).

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Dr. Z.T. Daniel was a career physician in the Indian Service. At the time of this donation he was the agency physician at Pine Ridge Reservation. He also served at the Cheyenne River Reservation and the Blackfoot Reservation, and made many donations to the Smithsonian over a period of years, most accompanied with detailed information regarding the origins of the objects. His name is frequently misspelled in museum records as Daniels.

Custodial History
Received from Dr. Z.T. Daniel in 1893 (no accession record found) and originally cataloged in the artifact collection. See also Ms. 166,930 for another item received this date. A note, written on a prescription slip from the office of the Agency physician, Pine Ridge Agency, South Dakota, explaining the drawing and transmitting it to the U.S. National Museum, is attached to the drawing; signed "Z.T. Daniel, M.D.." March 31, 1893.

Local Numbers
Local Numbers
NAA INV 08511500
NAA INV 08511600
NAA MS 166,930

United States Dakota Territory Pine Ridge Agency.
United States South Dakota Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.

Album Information
Album Information
MS 166930

Digital Content

Using the Collection
Manuscript 166,930, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

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