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Oliver Good Shield (Oliver Newton)

LEDGER DRAWING

attributed to Oliver Good Shield (Oliver Newton, b. 1868), Lakota, Northern Plains, ca. 1890


Learn more about Oliver Good Shield (Oliver Newton, b. 1868)

Oliver Good Shield was born in 1868 in the area of South Dakota that would later become the Pine Ridge Reservation. In 1887, at the age of 19, he left his community to attend the Carlisle Indian School in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. It is most likely at the Carlisle School, where art classes were offered as part of the curriculum, that Oliver Good Shield first began creating drawings using pencil and ink on paper. His works are elegant and spare. One sees a relaxed realism, especially in the artist’s rendering of horses, distinguishing these drawings within the larger context of ledger Art. Yet like many Ledger Drawings of the late 19th century, in each image the artist evokes nostalgia for a bygone time, when young warrior were free to ride together in acts of valor and victory on the Great Plains. In 1893, Oliver Good Shield returned hime to South Dakota, to a world forever changed on the Pine Ridge Reservation.


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Ledger Drawing P4255d

Ledger Drawing

attributed to Oliver Good Shield (Oliver Newton, b. 1868)
Lakota
Northern Plains
ca. 1890
Inventory # P4255d
Ledger Drawing P4255e

Ledger Drawing

attributed to Oliver Good Shield (Oliver Newton, b. 1868)
Lakota
Northern Plains
ca. 1890
Inventory # P4255e
LEDGER DRAWING P4255a

LEDGER DRAWING

attributed to Oliver Good Shield (Oliver Newton, b. 1868)
Lakota
Northern Plains
ca. 1890
Inventory # P4255a
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Ledger Drawing CP4255b

Ledger Drawing

attributed to Oliver Good Shield (Oliver Newton, b. 1868)
Lakota
Northern Plains
ca. 1890
Inventory # CP4255b
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Ledger Drawing P4255c

Ledger Drawing

attributed to Oliver Good Shield (Oliver Newton, b. 1868)
Lakota
Northern Plains
ca. 1890
Inventory # P4255c
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Ledger Drawing CP4255f

Ledger Drawing

attributed to Oliver Good Shield (Oliver Newton, b.1868)
Lakota
Northern Plains
ca.1890
Inventory # CP4255f
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LEDGER DRAWING P4255g

LEDGER DRAWING

attributed to Oliver Good Shield (Oliver Newton, b. 1868)
Lakota
Northern Plains
ca. 1890
Inventory # P4255g
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Ledger Drawing P4255h

Ledger Drawing

attributed to Oliver Good Shield (Oliver Newton, b. 1868)
Lakota
Northern Plains
ca. 1890
Inventory # P4255h
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LEDGER DRAWING P4255i

LEDGER DRAWING

attributed to Oliver Good Shield (Oliver Newton, b. 1868)
Lakota
Northern Plains
ca. 1890
Inventory # P4255i
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