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    Description

    A Cheyenne Ledger Drawing
    Buffalo Meat
    c. 1875

    graphite and colored pencil on paper

    This drawing depicts a Pawnee Indian surrendering to three Sioux or Cheyenne warriors, his horse having sustained two bullet wounds.

    Buffalo Meat, or Oewotoh, was born in 1847. He became a warrior before he was imprisoned at Ft. Marion from May 1875 to April 1878. No doubt, it was at Ft. Marion where he recorded some of his battle exploits. After he was released, he became a Chief among the Cheyenne, even representing his people in a delegation to Washington D. C. On October 2, 1917, he died of tuberculosis in Oklahoma.

    Exhibited:
    North by Southwest, The Mennello Museum of American Art, Orlando, FL 2014
    North by Southwest, The Mary Brogan Museum of Art and Science, Tallahassee, FL, 2010


    Dimensions: 9 ¾ x 15 ¼ inches; 17 ½ x 22 ½ inches (framed)


    Estimate: $1,500 - $2,500.

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