Project

Cultural Sovereignty: Two Northern Cheyenne Ledger-Art Notebooks

Division of Research Programs

Crow Indian ledger drawing of a Medicine Crow running up to a Cheyenne and taking away his bow and arrows
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MSU Billings

Wild Hog and six other Cheyenne men, while in a Dodge City jail, recorded their experiences in unique narrative drawings. These indirectly refer to the tragic 1878 Ft. Robinson Breakout conflict. They also depicted other topics, including environmentally descriptive entries. This project annotates the Northern Cheyenne drawings for future scholars.