Nacoista drawing of man and woman playing shinny ball game
Portions of this collection are digitized

Collection ID:
Daniel, Z. T.
ca. 1881-1891?
Physical Description:
1 Drawing
graphite and watercolor on cardboard
10 x 12 cm.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Inscribed on verso "A man and a young lady play with ball, Na-co-is-ta, Pine Ridge, Daniel"

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 artifact collection as Sioux, based on place of origin. See also Ms. 166,930. Pine Ridge was established as a reservation for the Lakota but a group of Northern Cheyenne were also resident there from 1881 to October 1891. The name of the presumed artist Nacoista appears to be Cheyenne.

Local Numbers
Local Numbers
NAA MS 166,931
NAA INV 08511700
OPPS NEG 80-20920

Local Note
Local Note
Originally cataloged as Dakota based on location of collector. Changed to Cheyenne by C. Greene 2004 based on recognition of name as Cheyenne.

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

Album Information
Album Information
MS 166931

Digital Content

Using the Collection
Manuscript 166,931, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

More Information

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Games -- Cheyenne Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ledger drawings Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne) Cultural Context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Indians of North America -- Great Plains Cultural Context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Anthropological Archives
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Suitland, Maryland 20746