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Chief on Horse
  • Kiowa peoples
  • Chief on Horse, 1890s
  • Where object was made: United States
  • ledger drawing
  • Object Height/Width: 18.1 x 29.3 cm
    Object Height/Width: 7 1/8 x 11 9/16 in
    Mat Dimensions: 14 x 19 in
  • Museum purchase: Peter T. Bohan Art Acquisition Fund
  • Not on display
  • 2013.0006
Label Text

A Native American chief in full dress rides on a galloping horse. A feather streams out from the back of his headdress. In his hands he holds both the reigns of the horse and a rifle. Visible in the lower left hand corner of the paper is the number “46.”