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Antelope Hunt

Nokkoist (Bear's Heart), 1851-1882
Bear's Heart and Ohettoint Drawing Book
Central Plains

ca. 1876

ink, graphite and coloured pencil on paper

height: 8 ⅝"
width: 11 ⅜"

Inventory # P4470-14


Inscribed "Cheyennes after Antelope"


Gifted by Richard Henry Pratt (1840-1924), commander at Fort Marion, St. Augustine, FL, to Bishop Henry Benjamin Whipple (1822-1901) on July 31, 1876
Evangeline Marrs Simpson Whipple (1857-1930)
Roy Henry Robinson, Chicago, IL, acquired from the estate of the above in 1933
by descent in the family


Sketchbooks attributed to Nokkoist (Bear's Heart) and Ohettoint are in the collection of the Minneapolis Institute of Art, MN, No. 98.151.1 and No. 98.151.2 - See: and

For detailed histories of the two artists, see "Bear's Heart, The Color-bearer" in Karen Daniels Petersen, Plains Indian Art from Fort Marion, Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1971, pgs. 97-109; and "Ohettoint, the Police Officer", pgs. 161-170