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Drawing; mounted Native North American warrior on the back of a white and black horse with bridle, a long scalp ornament hanging from it, rein, blue mane and tail tied in the middle with red cloth. He counts coup with his lance, which has two feathers at the top and a red and black mini flag at the other end, on a White man, probably a soldier, who is on the ground. The warrior has red painted face, wearing a feather andbraids wrapped in red cloth; wearing a black shirt (military jacket?) with flap, black leggings with a red stripe and red loin-cloth hanging from his waist. The man on the ground, has a short beard; wearing an army cap, black sleeveless shirt, blue trousers with black waist belt with pouch and black boots. There are several short lines across the drawing.
- Production date
Height: 14.20 centimetres
Height: 14.40 centimetres
Width: 22.40 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- There are forty-two Ledger Drawings in the Tall Bear series; drawings 1-16 were drawn by Tall Bear; drawings 17-42 were probably drawn by a Lakota artist, Pretty or Good Bear (Mah-tow-wash-ta); transferred to the British Museum by the William Blackmore Museum, Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK. 1931.
Landscape; drawn on text page 28 of a commercial illustrated catalogue showing extracts from letters.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2011 17 Jun-25 Sep, Lotherton Hall, Leeds, Warriors of the Plains
2011 12 Oct-2012 19 Feb, Ulster American Folk Park, Omagh, Warriors of the Plains
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Transferred from Blackmore Museum, Salisbury, Wiltshire. 1931
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
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- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: Am2006-Drg39-Bla