National Anthropological Archives

Guide to MS 4653 Book of drawings by anonymous Cheyenne artists and related drawings and letters circa 1880-1890, 1962

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.MS4653
Dates:
circa 1880-1890
1962
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
1 Volume
76 drawings
2 Drawings
2 Letters
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The collection consists of one (1) ledger book, now disbound, containing seventy-six (76) drawings by Cheyenne artists, two (2) additional drawings, and two (2) letters.
The ledger book contains drawings of scenes of warfare, courting, camps, and geometric figures. Many of the drawings have identifying captions in an unknown hand. Some of the drawings have been identified as having been created by a different, most likely non-native, artist. Two additional drawings were received with the ledger book: a drawing on sheet from a small ruled tablet, now torn in two, and a broadside sheet, now torn in two, with site plan and perspective drawing of the trading post of N. W. Evans and Co., Fort Reno, Indian Territory. The collection also includes letters regarding the purchase of the collection from Mr. Dorsey Griffith.
Please note that the contents of the collection and the language and terminology used reflect the context and culture of the time of its creation. As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology and considered offensive today. The information within this collection does not reflect the views of the Smithsonian Institution or National Anthropological Archives, but is available in its original form to facilitate research.

Administration
Custodial History
The ledger book and drawings were purchased by the Bureau of American Ethnology on June 5, 1962 from Dorsey Griffith, an antiques dealer based in New Market, Maryland.
Processing Information
The ledger book and drawings were laminated at an unknown date by the Bureau of American Ethnology. The ledger book was disbound and the original covers were not retained.

Digital Content
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Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
MS 4653 Book of drawings by anonymous Cheyenne artists and related drawings and letters, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for research.
Access to the collection requires an appointment.
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More Information
Local Numbers
Local Numbers
NAA MS 4653


Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Works of art Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ledger drawings Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne) Cultural Context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Fort Reno (Okla.) Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
North America Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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