“Black Horse Ledger”

Black Horse (Cheyenne). Circa 1877.

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Page 2-3. Three men on horseback. At the rear, a man in black holds a rifle and throws a lance, which flies through a circle in mid-air. Many hoof prints at bottom of page. Drawn in different combinations of crayon pencil, crayon, and graphite pencil.

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Page 32. Pawnees on foot and on horseback holding weapons, in pursuit of Cheyennes. Drawn in different combinations of crayon pencil, crayon, and graphite pencil.

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Pages 104-105. Many hoof- and footprints among tipis (page 104). Cheyenne, wearing U.S. military coat, attacks Snake men and woman (labelled “squaw”) with bow and arrow. Two men fight hand-to-hand as rifle lays on ground.

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Page 183. Woman wears war bonnet and browband. To the side, another man wears war bonnet, horned headband, yellow browband and holds sword decorated with skins, feathers. Drawn in combinations of crayon pencil, crayon, and graphite pencil.

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Page 190. At left, two men dancing with face paint, feathers, beads, leg bands. One holds tomahawk. At right, “squaw” and man share blanket. Farther right, solitary figure wrapped in blanket is “too late.”

Metadata Details
Item Type Book Section
Title Black Horse Ledger
Short Title Black Horse Ledger, 1877
Creator Black Horse (Cheyenne)
Publication Date Circa 1877
Call Number VAULT oversize Ayer MS 3227
Location Special Collections 4th floor