MS 39-b Making Medicine book of drawings
Portions of this collection are digitized

Collection ID:
Making Medicine, 1844?-1931
Fox, George W., 1853-1886
ca. 1875-1878
Physical Description:
1 Item
disbound volume of 21 drawings (22 leaves
graphite, colored pencil, and crayon
22 x 29 centimeters

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Drawings in an artists sketchbook, now disbound, including scenes of hunting, life at Fort Marion, wagons, trains and Indian camp life. Drawings lettered A-U, and individually captioned by George Fox. Inside the front cover the words "Drawn by" and "Cheyenne" are in handwriting of George Fox; the name, "Making Medicine", was written by the artist himself. Includes original letter from Fox (n.d.) and letter of transmittal from the donor Mrs. Burnside (October 1923).

Existence and Location of Copies
On microfilm negative reel 32.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Burnside, S. Mrs.
Custodial History
Collected by George W. Fox, interpreter at Ft. Marion, Fla. from 1875 to March 1877. Presented by him to his cousin Samuel M. Grice, and donated to the Bureau of American Ethnology by the latter's sister, Mrs. S. H. Burnside, Wichita Falls, Texas, October 17, 1923.

Local Numbers
Local Numbers
OPPS NEG 55,047-55,068

Local Note
Local Note
A similar book of drawings by Making Medicine containing some of the same scenes and dated July 1876 is in the collection of the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, Oklahoma City.

United States Florida Fort Marion.

Album Information
Album Information
MS 39B 000

Digital Content
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Using the Collection
Manuscript 39B, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
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