Plains Indian Ledger Art: Etadleuh Doanmoe Sketchbook - Rice County Historical Society - Warrior Pursued by Mexican Soldiers
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Etadleuh Doanmoe Sketchbook - Rice County Historical Society

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Warrior Pursued by Mexican Soldiers
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Etadleuth Doanmoe
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Document Info

Page No. 12 verso
Media: pencil and colored pencil
Dimensions: 8 13/16 x 11.25 inches inches

Tribe

Kiowa

Custodian

Rice County Historical Society, Faribault, MN

Provenance

Collected by Bishop Henry Whipple, Espicopal leader in Minnesota.
The sketchbook of drawings was given to Bishop Whipple, probably in 1876 by Richard ...More

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Plains Indian Ledger Art: A Look Back, Rice County
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Keywords

courting, tipi art, village, vision, ceremony, buffalo, kiowa, hunting, bison hunt, fort marion, florida, animals, horse, medicine dance, colored pencil

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After 1864 Maximillian's contra Guerilleros led by French Colonel Charles Dupin were wearing red jackets and red sashes. Dupin commanded his Mexican troops untill sometime in1867.

I don't know if he only fought Juaristas or also had skirmishes with Kiowa.
Since Dupin mostly operated in northern Mexico, it is not impossible.

The Uniform as it has been discribed is not necessarily a complete match to what we see on the drawing but may be worth concideration / looking into.
The Mexican soldiers are interesting! They appear to be wearing striped serapes over their uniforms - which seem to be red coats and blue trousers with a yellow seam stripe. This is not a Mexican uniform I recognize except for a much earlier period (1830s-40s)? The headgear seems to be a short shako or kepi with a front plume in 'unusual' colours?