MS 2367-a Red Horse pictographic account of the Battle of the Little Bighorn
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Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.MS2367A
Creators:
Red Horse
McChesney, Charles E.
Dates:
1881
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
42 Drawings
graphite, colored pencil, and ink
61 x 92 cm.
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Sheets are numbered 0-41 (Number 27 missing). 1 page Manuscript in Charles E. McChesney's hand summarizing subjects as follows: Sheets 1-5, Soldiers approaching village; 6-10, Indian village; 11-15, Indians charging soldiers; 16-20, Custer's column fighting; 21-25, Dead cavalry horses--Custer's; 26-30, Dead Sioux killed by Custer's column; 31-35, Dead Cavalry--Custer's column; 36-41, Indians leaving the battle ground.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Red Horse was a chief of the Miniconjou division of the Teton.
Biographical / Historical
Dr. Charles E. McChesney was an Army physician based at Fort Bennet, Dakota Territory in 1881.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Mc Chesney, Charles E. Dr

Local Numbers
Local Numbers
NAA MS 2367-a
OPPS NEG 46999 A-K
OPPS NEG 47000 A-L
OPPS NEG 47001 A-K
OPPS NEG 72-3915 CN-72-3955 CN

Place
Place
United States South Dakota Cheyenne River Agency.

Album Information
Album Information
MS 2367A 000

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Bibliography
Bibliography
Map and Numbers 5, 8, 12, 16, 27 (now missing), 30, 32, 39, and 41 published by Mallery in "Picture Writing of the American Indians," Bureau of American Ethnology-AR 10, Washington, D. C., 1893 as Plates 39-48.

Using the Collection
Citation
Manuscript 2367-a, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Custodial History
Custodial History
The drawings were produced by Red Horse at the request of Dr. McChesney as illustrations to accompany the story of the battle, which he recorded in support of Garrick Mallery's study of Plains sign language. They were made at the Cheyenne River Agency in 1881. Correspondence regarding their production is located in the BAE Correspondence files.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Federal-Indian relations -- Lakota Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Little Bighorn, Battle of the, Mont., 1876 -- Lakota Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Language and languages -- Documentation Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Maps -- Lakota Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Pictographs -- Lakota Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ledger drawings Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lakota -- Miniconjou Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Anthropological Archives
Museum Support Center
4210 Silver Hill Road
Suitland 20746
naa@si.edu
http://www.anthropology.si.edu/naa/