Indians discovery U.S. Cavalry

Description
Koba aka Wild Horse (Kiowa),
drawn between 1875 and 1878 at Fort Marion, Florida
"Indian Discovery of U.S. Cavalry"
Collected by Richard Henry Pratt about 1878
Colored pencil, ink, and watercolor
The focus of this drawing by Koba is a Kiowa warrior coming down from his lookout hill. He carries a pair of field glasses (either a trade item or possibly taken from an enemy combatant) which assisted him in the discovery of the cavalry unit riding nearby. The Kiowa camp below is at rest; tribesmen welcome the scout's return and warning.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
drawing
Object Type
Drawings
date made
ca 1875-1878
original artist
Koba
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 12.6 cm x 20.4 cm; 4 15/16 in x 8 1/16 in
Place Made
United States: Florida, Anastasia Island, Fort Marion
ID Number
2008.0175.52
catalog number
2008.0175.052
accession number
2008.0175
subject
Ledger Drawings
Communications
Art
Cultures & Communities
Military
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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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