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Ledger Art, "Sioux Medicine Men" by James Black 'Cheyenne'

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Original James black mixed-media traditional ledger style drawing depicting Sioux Medicine Men on horseback in full regalia. Oil based colored pencil on paper. Presented in a custom frame, outer dimensions measure 26 ¼ x 31 ¾ x ¾ inches. Image size is 17 ¾ x 23 ¾ 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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  • Dimensions
    H 26.25 in. x W 31.75 in. x D .75 in.H 66.68 cm x W 80.65 cm x D 1.91 cm
  • Seller Location
    Denver, CO
  • Seller Reference Number
    DCG-23062
  • Reference Number
    LU1004617069121
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