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Ink, graphite and coloured pencil drawing on paper of Cheyenne women dancing | Donald Ellis Gallery
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Cheyenne Women Dancing

recto: Nokkoist (Bear's Heart), 1851-1882; verso: Ohettoint, 1852-1934
Bear's Heart and Ohettoint Drawing Book
Cheyenne, Kiowa
Central Plains

ca. 1876


ink, graphite and coloured pencil on paper

height: 8 ⅝"
width: 11 ⅜"

Inventory # P4470-7

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Inscribed "Cheyenne Women Dancing"


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

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