MS 4452-b Book of drawings, probably Cheyenne, primarily of individual men on horseback
Portions of this collection are digitized

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Physical Description:
27 Items
drawings in leather-bound notebook 28 leaves and inside covers
crayon, graphite and colored pencil
8 x 20 cm.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Leatherbound pocket notebook of ruled paper, containing 27 drawings, 3 with associated horse tracks on facing page. Most of the drawings depict individual men on horseback dressed in finery, but there are also five scenes of warfare, two of courting, and one of two feathered lances. Storekeeper's account entered on first page. Many pages were loose from the binding when inventory numbers were assigned. The original order was reconstructed and the volume rebound in 2002.

Custodial History
There is no record of how this book was acquired by the BAE. It was evidently once stored with Ms. 4452A and assumed to have come from the same source. However, correspondence relating to that acquisition does not mention it. The Cheyenne identification is consistent with the shields of the warriors and the German silver pectorals worn by several of the figures.

Local Numbers
Local Numbers
NAA MS 4452-b

This work of art was conserved with a Save America's Treasures program grant.

Album Information
Album Information
MS 4452B 000

Digital Content
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Using the Collection
Manuscript 4452-b, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

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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
Museum Support Center
4210 Silver Hill Road
Suitland, Maryland 20746