Anonymous Comanche drawing of a mounted man wearing a headdress and carrying a lance and shield pursuing a man on foot with roached hair
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Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.MS270078
Creators:
Capron, Allyn K.
Dates:
n.d
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
1 Drawing
graphite and crayon
26 x 31 cm.
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The manuscript consists of one drawing executed on an octagonal piece of cardboard, cut from the cover of a book. The drawing depicts a mounted man wearing a headdress and carrying a lance and a shield pursuing a man on foot. The dismounted man has roached hair and carries a bow. He appears to be wearing red front tab leggings and a turkey beard roach. The drawing is inscribed "50" in the lower right hand corner. A hole has been cut in the top of the piece of cardboard and a red white and blue ribbon has been attached, so that the drawing could be suspended.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Fort Sill was established by General Sheridan on January 8, 1869. It is located near present day Lawton, Oklahoma. For additional information, see Wilbur S. Nye, Carbine and Lance: The Story of Old Fort Sill, University of Oklahoma Press, 1943.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Capron, Allyn K.

Local Numbers
Local Numbers
NAA MS 270,078
OPPS NEG 91-2260
OPPS SLIDE 91-2260
NAA INV 08601000

Album Information
Album Information
MS 270078

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Using the Collection
Citation
Manuscript 270078, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Custodial History
Custodial History
The drawing is part of a large collection of ethnographic material, principally from the southern plains, amassed by Captain Allyn K. Capron and his wife Lillian Capron while they were stationed at Fort Sill, Oklahoma Territory (Oklahoma). The museum purchased the collection from Mrs. Capron for $500 on June 26, 1911. The collection was assigned USNM accession number 52933. Mrs. Capron provided a handwritten inventory of the collection in which she describes each item. Correspondence related to the acquisition of the collection, including the aforementioned inventory, can be found in the accession file.

Keywords
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Keyword Terms Keyword Types
War -- Comanche Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Language and languages -- Documentation Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Comanche Indians Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Indians of North America -- Great Plains Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Anthropological Archives
Museum Support Center
4210 Silver Hill Road
Suitland 20746
naa@si.edu
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