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    Description

    A Southern Cheyenne Ledger Drawing
    c. 1875

    graphite and colored pencil on ledger paper

    With a depiction of two mounted warriors, one labeled a Kaw Indian, the other, likely the artist and presumably Cheyenne, wielding a lance, pistol and shield. The reversed position of the lance indicates that the Cheyenne was counting coup on his enemy, an act considered more difficult than an actual killing. As such, it brought more honor and prestige to the warrior.

    Provenance:
    Purchased at Morning Star Gallery in 1983
    Ex-Ken Canfield Collection, acquired by him in 1977
    Collected by Carl S. Dentzel, Director of the Museum of the Southwest, Los Angeles, CA

    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
    From the Spirits: Native Art of the Americas, Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Winter Park, FL, 1992
    The People: Art of Native Americans, Maitland Art Center, Maitland FL, 1992
    Indian Art: Form and Tradition, Walker Art Center and Minneapolis Institute of Arts, 1972

    Dimensions: 14 ½ x 6 inches (sight); 17 x 17 ½ framed


    Estimate: $2,500 - $3,500.

    Condition Report*: Condition report available upon request.
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    Auction Info

    Proxy Bidding Ends
    May
    29th Friday 9:50 am CT
    Auction Dates
    May
    29th Friday
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    1 Day 9h 33m 34s
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    This lot is in: 1 - Signature® Floor Session (Live Floor, Live Phone, Mail, Fax, Internet, and Heritage Live):
    (Lots 70001-70278) - 10:00 AM Central Time, Friday, May 29, 2020.
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    Heritage Auctions - Design District Showroom
    1518 Slocum Street
    Dallas, TX 75207

    Current Bid:
    $1,750
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