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Cheyenne medicine pow-wow

Cheyenne medicine pow-wow Ink, watercolor on wove paper
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[ This description is from the project: MHS 225th Anniversary ]

This colorful scene was drawn by Bear's Heart, a Cheyenne warrior, during his captivity at Fort Marion in Florida after the Red River War of 1874-1875. While held by the U.S. military, Bear's Heart and other Indian prisoners depicted their lives in ledger art like this.