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Eugene and Clare Thaw Collection of American Indian Art
Drawing Book

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Record 615/826
Copyright New York State Historical Association, Cooperstown, NY
Object ID T0614
Object Name Drawing Book
Description Black Hawk Drawing Book; Medium/Materials: Ink and pencil on paper; Marks: On first and second page in black ink: "Dream or vision of himself changed to a destroyer and riding a Buffalo Eagle"; on third page in black ink: ""Wah-chee-pe" Festival Dance of Males and Females";
Artist Black Hawk (Chief)
Dimensions H-10 W-17 D-2 inches
Early Date 1880
Late Date 1881
Medium Ink and pencil on paper
Place of Origin Cheyenne Agency, Dakota Territory, SD, USA
People Sans Arcs Sioux (Lakota)/
Provenance (1) Collected by William Edward Caton, Indian Trader. Cheyenne Agency, Dakota Territory. Collected ca. 1880-81 by Mr. Caton. Descended through the family.; (2) Bessie C. Irvin Trust.; (3) Sotheby's. New York City. Sale 6610, October 21, 1994, lot 174.; (4) Alexander Gallery. New York City.; (5) Eugene V. Thaw November 1994.;
Used Sans Arcs Sioux (Lakota)
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Last modified on: March 02, 2006