MS 39-c Kiowa drawings by Koba, Etahdleuh, and others
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Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.MS39C
Creators:
Doanmoe, Etahdleuh, 1856-1888
Kobay, (Comanche chief)
Dates:
1875-1878
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
33 Drawings
graphite, colored pencil, crayon, ink, and watercolor
12 x 18 cm.-20 x 55 cm.
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The manuscript contains 28 drawings depicting warfare, courting, hunting, dances, a horse race, and an intertribal meeting. The drawings also include 5 pages with pictographs representing various words and the names of the prisoners. Included in the manuscript are rosters of the Ft. Marion prisoners listing the prisoners' names and tribal affiliations. Several drawings are inscribed with the name of Koba, some with the name Etahdleuh. Most were probably drawn by Koba.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Koba (Wild Horse) was born in 1848. During the Red River War he was a member of the Kiowa band that surrendered on February 18, 1875. Following his surrender, he was confined at Fort Sill, Indian Territory. He was accused of stealing horses and mules in Texas and participating in the August 22, 1874 skirmish at the Wichita Agency, one of the opening engagements of the Red River War. He was among the Kiowa prisoners who were incarcerated in Fort Marion in St. Augustine, Florida following the end of the conflict. He arrived at Fort Marion on May 21, 1875. After his release from Ft. Marion, Koba attended the Hampton Institute in Virginia. He arrived at Hampton on April 14, 1878. In June of 1879, he left Hampton to work on a farm in Lee, Massachusetts. He then enrolled in the Carlisle Institute in Pennsylvania, where he studied to be a tinsmith. He arrived at Carlisle on October 7, 1879. On September 10, 1880, Koba left Carlisle on what was intended to be a brief trip to Indian Territory. Although his health was failing, he was deemed fit to travel. He died of consumption on September 24, 1880, only three days after arriving at his destination.
Biographical / Historical
Etahdleuh (1856-1888) was also known as Etahdleeuh, Etadeleuh, Etahdleuh Doanmoe, Boy, and Boy Hunting. He was imprisoned at Fort Marion in St. Augustine, Florida from 1875-1878. After his release from Fort Marion, he attended the Hampton Normal and Agricultural Institute in Virginia, arriving in April, 1878. In 1879, he travelled to the Indian Territory to recruit pupils to attend the Carlisle Institute in Pennsylvania, where he would study and work on and off from 1879 to 1887. He made two extended trips back to the reservation during this period and from February to May 1880, he worked at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC. He was trained as a Presbyterian missionary and returned to the reservation in January 1888 to serve in this capacity.
Biographical / Historical
For further biographical information on Koba or Etahdleuh see Karen Daniels Petersen, Plains Indian Art from Fort Marion, University of Oklahoma Press, 1971.
Biographical / Historical
Fort Marion, also known as Castillo de San Marco, is a stone fortress in St. Augustine, Florida. Between 1875 and 1878, seventy-two prisoners from the southern plains were incarcerated in the fort. Captain Richard Pratt supervised the prisoners during their incarceration at Fort Marion. The prisoners consisted of 27 Kiowas, 33 Cheyennes, 9 Comanches, 2 Arapahos, and a single Caddo. With the exception of one Cheyenne woman, all the prisoners were men. They had been accused of participating in the recent Red River War, earlier hostilities, or both. With the exception of the wife and daughter of one of the Comanche men, the prisoners families were not allowed to accompany them to Fort Marion. For further information on Fort Marion see Karen Daniels Petersen, Plains Indian Art from Fort Marion, University of Oklahoma Press, 1971 and Richard Pratt, Battlefield and Classroom, ed. by R. M. Utley, Yale University Press, 1964.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
On negative microfilm reel 32.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Reynolds, Mary B.

Local Numbers
Local Numbers
NAA MS 39C

Album Information
Album Information
MS 39C 000

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Citation
Manuscript 39C, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Custodial History
Custodial History
The drawings were collected by Burnet S. Reynolds, who lived in St. Augustine, Florida from 1875 - 1878. He received them from Indian prisoners at Fort Marion, whom he tutored. The drawings were donated to the Bureau of American Ethnology by Reynolds' widow Mrs. Mary B. Reynolds in August, 1945. Correspondence in Bureau of American Ethnology files; copies of correspondence (4 pages) with drawings.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Federal-Indian relations -- Kiowa Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Marriage and family -- Courtship -- Kiowa Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
War -- Apache Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
War -- Navaho Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
War -- Comanche Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Pictographs -- Kiowa Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ledger drawings Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kiowa Indians Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Indians of North America -- Great Plains Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Zotom Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Onkoiday Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
White Horse Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kobay, (Comanche chief) Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sepinta Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Zonekeuk ? Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Fort Marion artists Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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