Plains Indian Ledger Art: Black Road - Wilkins Ledger - A Dog or Horse

Black Road - Wilkins Ledger

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A Dog or Horse
Black Road
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Page No. --
Media: pencil and colored pencil
Dimensions: 6.5 x 7.25 inches inches


Lakota (Sioux), Lakota (Sioux) - Oglala


Personal Collection


Provenance provided by 3rd generation descendants of Charles A. Wilkins on a typed note taped to the inside front cover:

"The attached book is a bo ...More


horse, tipi, tipi art, animals, antelope, dress, shield art, buffalo, hunting

Ethnographic Notes

This is the only drawing in the ledger which is NOT the work of Black Road. The form is an inept version of the body, legs and tail of the dog in Plate 7, to which has been grafted the head and neck of a horse, facing backwards. One suspects it might be the work of a young child, perhaps one of the triplets born to Black Road's wife in 1873.


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