Hunting Buffalo

Description
Shave Head, or O-uk-ste-uh (Cheyenne),
drawn between 1875 and 1878 at Fort Marion, Florida
“Hunting Buffalo”
Collected by Richard Henry Pratt about 1878
Colored pencil and colored ink
Shave Head uses a two-level drawing shows a buffalo hunt with four wounded animals, and a separate hunt and the wounding of an elk. The Cheyenne warriors wear full headdress and four of the five also wear their mountain lion bow and quiver, symbolically powerful pieces of hunting gear.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
drawing
Object Type
Drawings
date made
ca 1875-1878
original artist
Shave Head
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 12.8 cm x 20.5 cm; 5 1/16 in x 8 1/16 in
Place Made
United States: Florida, Anastasia Island, Fort Marion
ID Number
2008.0175.57
accession number
2008.0175
catalog number
2008.0175.057
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Ledger Drawings
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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