Cheyenne Pictures. Warrior Killing a Soldier

Description
Unknown artist, about 1894
“Cheyenne Pictures. Standing Elk’s Horse Killed in Fight with Troops.”
Pencil, ink, and watercolor
The central focus of this image is a wounded horse, bleeding from head and rump, being fired on by U.S. troops at the right. Standing Elk, with his name glyph above him, has dismounted and appears to be safe from the rifle shots. The suggestion of concern by the warrior indicates the high value placed on horses by Plains tribesmen.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
drawing
Object Type
Drawings
date made
ca 1894
original artist
unknown
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 26.5 cm x 33.5 cm; 10 7/16 in x 13 3/16 in
Place Made
North America
ID Number
GA*08112
catalog number
GA*08112
accession number
1897.031963
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Art
Military
Ledger Drawings
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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