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Going to War on Foot
  • George Ladeaux
    born: Fort Laramie, Wyoming Territory (present-day Wyoming), United States ; died: Pine Ridge, South Dakota, United States ; active: Pine Ridge, South
  • Going to War on Foot, 1901–1904
  • Where object was made: Pine Ridge, South Dakota, United States
  • pencil, colored pencil
  • Object Height/Width: 20.3 x 29.1 cm
    Object Height/Width: 8 x 11 7/16 in
  • Transfer from Central College, Orville John and Evaline Dryer Green Collection
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3866
Label Text

The scene is depicting five men in the upper left corner, identified as Running Elk, Voice Thunder, Brown Bear, Spotted Horse and Crazy Horse. Each man is armed and they are traveling with two animals, possibly dogs or horses, with packs. Two rows of trees occupy the lower half.