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Beautiful small Lakota Ledger Drawing of a warrior and two blue and red horses | Donald Ellis Gallery

Ledger Drawing

anonymous artist
Goodwyn Ledger Book
Wood Mountain, Saskatchewan

ca. 1880

ink, graphite and coloured pencil on lined paper

height: 3"
width: 5 ¾"

Inventory # P4394-34


The Goodwyn Ledger Drawings were created by several Lakota and Cheyenne warrior artists in the Wood Mountain Uplands, SK in the late 1870’s. The images directly reflect a series of violent encounters with the U.S. military in Dakota Territory which had prompted a group of approximately 5,000 Native Americans to evacuate across the border to Canada guided by Hunkpapa Lakota leader Sitting Bull.


W. H. Goodwyn