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Original Cheyenne Ledger Drawing "Initiation Day - Cheyenne Bowstring Society"

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Original James black mixed media traditional style ledger drawing depicting Initiation Day for the Cheyenne Bowstring Society. Oil based colored pencil and ink on antique paper (part of a ledger marked "Vernon County, Missouri, for the Year 1901". Presented in a custom frame with all archival materials, outer dimensions measure 20 x 25 ¾ inches. Image size is 11 ¼ x 17 ¼ inches. James Black (Southern Cheyenne/Arapaho and Oglala) is a Southern Cheyenne Sundance priest from Watonga, a small rural town in northwestern Oklahoma. Growing up in a traditional home and being influenced by the traditions of his people, James reflects his surroundings in his drawings. He wanted to pursue art but did not want to get into contemporary Native American Art such as drawing Indians with wolves and eagles. He knew his people did more traditional pictographic drawings known as ledger drawings. Studying more about this ledger art form, he found that it was more than drawing Indians fighting on horses. They told the history of his people, such as courtship scenes and ceremonies. As he learned more about it, this form of art became more personal and inspiring to him. In 1993, he began drawing and creating in this form. Today, he exhibits in many art shows throughout the United states including the Heard Museum, Santa Fe Indian Market and the Cowboy Hall of Fame. James is proud to be a modern Cheyenne ledger artist keeping the traditions of his people alive with dignity. Currently, he attends the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Enrolled in the Museum Studies program. He hopes to open a museum to display the historical past of the Southern Cheyenne people - how they see it, and how they want to be seen. - Biography courtesy of James Black.   

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  • In the Style Of
    Native American
  • Place of Origin
  • Date of Manufacture
    2018
  • Condition Details
    very good to excellent condition
  • Dimensions
    H 20 in. x W 25.75 in. x D 1 in.H 50.8 cm x W 65.41 cm x D 2.54 cm
  • Seller Location
    Denver, CO
  • Seller Reference Number
    DCG-24330
  • Reference Number
    LU1004616836482
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