Buffalo Chase and Encampment

Bear's Heart, or Nock-ko-ist,
drawn between 1875 and 1878 at Fort Marion, Florida
"Buffalo Chase and Encampment"
Collected by Richard Henry Pratt about 1878
Colored pencil, ink, colored ink, and watercolor
This drawing shows an encampment, and men and women courting outside their tipis. The men are dressed in black and the women in blue and green. Above them, in another level of the story drawing, are warriors on a buffalo hunt. Three riders prepare to kill the buffalo, with bows drawn and ready.
Currently not on view
Object Name
Object Type
date made
ca 1875-1878
original artist
Bear's Heart
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
overall: 12.7 cm x 20.6 cm; 5 in x 8 1/8 in
Place Made
United States: Florida, Anastasia Island, Fort Marion
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Ledger Drawings
Cultures & Communities
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Ledger Drawings
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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