Plains Indian Ledger Art: Black Road - Wilkins Ledger - A Buffalo on its Back

Black Road - Wilkins Ledger

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A Buffalo on its Back
Black Road
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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

A buffalo cow, pte (Buechel, 1970: 448). It is unclear whether Black Road's intent was to
portray the animal rolling in a wallow; or, since blood is scrupulously never shown, if this might be a dead cow which has curiously landed on its back, after being shot. Compare Plates 80 & 79.


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