Hunting Buffalo


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.

Date Made: ca 1875-1878

Original Artist: Shave Head

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

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Exhibition Location:

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2008.0175.57Accession Number: 2008.0175Catalog Number: 2008.0175.057

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

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


Record Id: nmah_795057

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