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Plains Indian Ledger Art: Cheyenne Bowstring Warrior Society Cheyenne Bowstring Warrior Society Just added - the Cheyenne Bowstring Warrior Society Ledger on PILA !

The small notebook with ledger drawings was given to 7-year old captive Ambrose Asher in the village of Black Kettle, on the headwaters of Smoky Hill River, Kansas, sometime during August-September, 1864. Asher had the book with him after he was released, when he arrived in Denver City on September 28th. This makes the Cheyenne Bowstring Ledger drawings the oldest one known, and all of the events depicted occurred earlier.


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¡Bienvenidos! Este sitio es un homenaje al arte de los "libros de contabilidad", para investigación y simplemente para entretenimiento. Explore libremente el sitio y abra una cuenta personal gratuita en nuestra estación de investigación con la herramienta PILA 2.0. Dicha herramienta cuenta con muchas novedades, incluyendo las galerías para usuarios en que se pueden cargar imágenes, una presentación de diapositivas, comentarios y discusiones hiladas.

September 2013: We�re proud to announce the presentation of many new Plains Indian ledger books to the site: the Spotted Hawk Ledger (Sch�yen Collection), the Rodolphe Petter Cheyenne Ledger, the Bullman Ledger (Sch�yen Collection), and many more to come. We are also please to announce our recent exhibit at the San Diego Museum of Art: Alternative Accounts!


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