On the Lookout for Game

Description
Koba, aka Wild Horse,
drawn between 1875 and 1878 at Fort Marion, Florida
"On the Lookout for Game"
Collected by Richard Henry Pratt about 1878
Colored pencil, ink, and watercolor
This illustration by Koba shows a band of Kiowa traveling to the right. Both men and women carry various supplies, bow and quiver cases, rifles, and umbrellas (a popular trade item). The route of the band is imaged using dashes on the ground. A scout keeps a lookout on the highest hill. The Kiowa hunt on foot, in the old way, though they use both old and new weapons.
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: 12.7 cm x 20.5 cm; 5 in x 8 1/16 in
Place Made
United States: Florida, Anastasia Island, Fort Marion
ID Number
2008.0175.58
accession number
2008.0175
catalog number
2008.0175.058
subject
Ledger Drawings
Communications
Art
Cultures & Communities
Military
See more items in
Culture and the Arts: Graphic Arts
Ledger Drawings
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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