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Macnider Ledger Book

LEDGER DRAWING

anonymous artist, Macnider Ledger (pg 208), Lakota, Northern Plains, ca. 1880


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The Macnider Ledger Book is a highly important art-historical record created by several Lakota warrior artists at the onset of the Reservation Period. Produced during a time of tremendous upheaval, these drawings are both a window to life on the open Plains as well as a revealing documentation of the sudden and fundamental changes that occurred from the 1870’s onwards. Each drawing is a vibrant record of past events. Horse tracks suggest direction and speed, while graphic lines radiating from a gun barrel indicate shots fired at the warrior. Here, the highly abstracted  imagery seen on earlier pictographic traditions on hide and rock gives way to a more realistic perspective, showing attempts at fore-shortening and three-quarter views. Costume and personal adornments are rendered with great attention to detail, while the  frequent depiction of trade goods, such as colourful blankets, umbrellas and kettles, are a rare feature in early Ledger Art.


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LEDGER DRAWING P3959

LEDGER DRAWING

anonymous artist
Macnider Ledger (pg 186)
Lakota
Northern Plains
ca. 1880
Inventory # P3959
LEDGER DRAWING P4059a

LEDGER DRAWING

attributed to Cehupa (Jaw, Okicize Tawa, or His Fight, ca. 1853-1924)
Macnider Ledger (pg 27)
Hunkpapa Lakota 
Northern Plains
ca. 1880
Inventory # P4059a
LEDGER DRAWING P3952

LEDGER DRAWING

anonymous artist
Macnider Ledger (pg 208)
Lakota
Northern Plains
ca. 1880
Inventory # P3952
LEDGER DRAWING P4073a

LEDGER DRAWING

anonymous artist
Macnider Ledger (pg 188)
Lakota
Northern Plains
ca. 1880
Inventory # P4073a
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LEDGER DRAWING P4073c

LEDGER DRAWING

attributed to Cehupa (Jaw, Okicize Tawa, or His Fight, ca. 1853-1924)
Macnider Ledger Book (pg 39)
Lakota
Northern Plains
ca. 1880
Inventory # P4073c
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LEDGER DRAWING P4059d

LEDGER DRAWING

anonymous artist
Macnider Ledger Book (pg 190)
Lakota
Northern Plains
ca. 1880
Inventory # P4059d
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LEDGER DRAWING P3955

LEDGER DRAWING

anonymous artist
Macnider Ledger (pg 180)
Lakota
Northern Plains
ca. 1880
Inventory # P3955
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LEDGER DRAWING P3956

LEDGER DRAWING

anonymous artist
Macnider Ledger (pg 178)
Lakota
Northern Plains
ca. 1880
Inventory # P3956
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LEDGER DRAWING P4162b

LEDGER DRAWING

attributed to Cehupa (Jaw, Okicize Tawa, or His Fight, ca. 1853-1924)
Macnider Ledger (pg 3?)
Lakota
Northern Plains
ca. 1880
Inventory # P4162b
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