On the Lookout for Game

On the Lookout for Game

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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.
Currently not on view
Object Name
ledger drawing
Object Type
Other Terms
drawing; Watercolor
date made
ca 1875-1878
original artist
Place Made
United States: Florida, Anastasia Island, Fort Marion
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
overall: 12.7 cm x 20.5 cm; 5 in x 8 1/16 in
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
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Ledger Drawings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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