cardboard cover with brown and blue printed designs; drawings (and one reproduction plate) received in book in the following order: 1. three figures--two on horseback--one figure skinning a buffalo; 2. two figures on horseback hunting antelope with bows and arrows; 3. row of seated figures at bottom; figure cooking, two figures with fans and figure smoking pipe at top, left of center; three teepees; 4. image of a paddle wheel boat; 5. reproduction plate printed, "PLATE SEVEN: THE HONORING"; 6. original image from reproduction with teepee at right; row of figures at bottom; two figures with horses at top; 7. yellow, brown and green steam locomotive engine with bearded conductor; 8. image with teepee at left; figures in three rows at edges of sheet, facing center, with figure on horse at ends of rows at left; 9. hunters on horseback with spears, bows, gun and tomahawk, hunting antelope and turkeys, accompanied by two dogs; 10. figures standing around a structure affixed with feather headdresses, shields and long spear; woman with papoose at left center; 11. horse at left; hunter near center with rifle, hunting antelope at right; 12. soldiers holding a line with an anchor (?) at left; boat with sails at right; 13. Native American dancers at center; European figures surrounding dancers, observing them; 14. figures on horseback hunting buffalo; 15. European sailors on a sailboat; 16. European men eating around a campfire, ULC, in a wooded area with lighthouse at right; 17. dancers with spears, gun and tomahawk; three teepees in background; pages separated by thin blotter/tracing sheet (irregularly spaced between images)

Sketchbook, 1876

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A millennia old art form, Plains Indian drawings appear on rocks, hides, muslin, cloth, and paper. Drawings can depict a variety of subjects, including great accomplishments of individual men, important historical events, and ceremonial and daily life on the Plains. Cheyenne artist William Cohoe made this sketchbook--illustrating his life before and during captivity--while a prisoner of war at Ft. Marion, Florida between 1875 and 1878. Offering a glimpse into the artists' world, these drawings provide rich information about Cheyenne perspectives and aesthetic sensibilities.

Details
Title
Sketchbook
Artist Life
Tsistsistas (Cheyenne), 1853 - 1924
Role
Artist
Accession Number
2008.14.2
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cardboard cover with brown and blue printed designs; drawings (and one reproduction plate) received in book in the following order: 1. three figures--two on horseback--one figure skinning a buffalo; 2. two figures on horseback hunting antelope with bows and arrows; 3. row of seated figures at bottom; figure cooking, two figures with fans and figure smoking pipe at top, left of center; three teepees; 4. image of a paddle wheel boat; 5. reproduction plate printed, "PLATE SEVEN: THE HONORING"; 6. original image from reproduction with teepee at right; row of figures at bottom; two figures with horses at top; 7. yellow, brown and green steam locomotive engine with bearded conductor; 8. image with teepee at left; figures in three rows at edges of sheet, facing center, with figure on horse at ends of rows at left; 9. hunters on horseback with spears, bows, gun and tomahawk, hunting antelope and turkeys, accompanied by two dogs; 10. figures standing around a structure affixed with feather headdresses, shields and long spear; woman with papoose at left center; 11. horse at left; hunter near center with rifle, hunting antelope at right; 12. soldiers holding a line with an anchor (?) at left; boat with sails at right; 13. Native American dancers at center; European figures surrounding dancers, observing them; 14. figures on horseback hunting buffalo; 15. European sailors on a sailboat; 16. European men eating around a campfire, ULC, in a wooded area with lighthouse at right; 17. dancers with spears, gun and tomahawk; three teepees in background; pages separated by thin blotter/tracing sheet (irregularly spaced between images)