Indians discovery U.S. Cavalry


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.

Date Made: ca 1875-1878

Original Artist: Koba

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Florida, Anastasia Island, Fort Marion

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Exhibition Location:

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2008.0175.52Catalog Number: 2008.0175.052Accession Number: 2008.0175

Object Name: drawingledger drawingObject Type: DrawingsOther Terms: drawing; Watercolor

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


Record Id: nmah_795054

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