Drawing made by a Kiowa Indian

Unknown artist, about 1868
“Drawing made by a Kiowa Indian”
(Title given by collector Dr. Edward Palmer)
Media: Pencil on paper
This Kiowa Indian drawing was likely prepared and collected in 1868 at the Kiowa and Comanche Agency in present-day Oklahoma. Non-Indians were known to have offered paper and illustrating equipment to Plains Indians as early as the 1830s. The drawing displays a Kiowa warrior’s head and neck ornament (possibly a peace medal), and his leg sashes.
Currently not on view
Object Name
Object Type
date made
ca 1880
ca 1869
ca 1882
original artist
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
overall: 30 cm x 22.4 cm; 11 13/16 in x 8 13/16 in
image: 16.9 cm x 11.5 cm; 6 5/8 in x 4 1/2 in
Place Made
United States
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Cultures & Communities
Ledger Drawings
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Culture and the Arts: Graphic Arts
Ledger Drawings
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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