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The Resource Cheyenne dog soldiers : a ledgerbook history of coups and combat, Jean Afton, David Fridtjof Halaas, Andrew E. Masich with Richard N. Ellis

Cheyenne dog soldiers : a ledgerbook history of coups and combat, Jean Afton, David Fridtjof Halaas, Andrew E. Masich with Richard N. Ellis

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Cheyenne dog soldiers : a ledgerbook history of coups and combat
Title
Cheyenne dog soldiers
Title remainder
a ledgerbook history of coups and combat
Statement of responsibility
Jean Afton, David Fridtjof Halaas, Andrew E. Masich with Richard N. Ellis
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Language
eng
Summary
At Summit Springs, Colorado on July 11, 1869, Maj Eugene A. Carr led the Fifth United States Cavalry and a force of Pawnee scouts in an attack on Chief Tall Bull's Cheyenne Dog Soldier village. Also prominent in the fight was chief of scouts, William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody. When the day's fighting was over, fifty-two Cheyenne Dog Soldiers lay dead. On that day, too, a soldier picked up what appeared to be a plain army ledgerbook. When opened, the book revealed page upon page of colored drawings - all rendered by Cheyenne warrior-artists. The book came to the Colorado Historical Society in 1903, and there it remained for nearly one hundred years, largely unknown or forgotten. Until now. Working in close association with Cheyenne people, the authors have produced an unprecedented look at the Dog Soldiers, treating these ledger drawings as historical documents - as the history of the Dog Soldiers by the warrior-artists themselves. Using Cheyenne sources - both past and present - as well as U.S. military records, legal depositions, diaries, and contemporary newspaper accounts, the authors analyze drawings, identifying the warriors and describing the actions depicted. With more than one hundred beautifully reproduced color drawings, this volume presents not only a groundbreaking departure from standard ledgerbook interpretation but also a riveting story of the Cheyenne Dog Soldiers making a last stand for their existence as a free people
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1961-
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Afton, Jean
Dewey number
973/.04973
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E99.C53
LC item number
A37 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Halaas, David Fridtjof
  • Masich, Andrew Edward
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  • Cheyenne Indians
  • Cheyenne Indians
  • Cheyenne art
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Cheyenne dog soldiers : a ledgerbook history of coups and combat, Jean Afton, David Fridtjof Halaas, Andrew E. Masich with Richard N. Ellis
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 375-387) and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Ledgerbook Drawings: Commentary and Interpretation -- App. A. Chronology of Cheyenne Military Actions, 1864-1869 -- App. B. Name Glyphs and Warrior Identification -- App. C. Structure of the Ledgerbook
Control code
35637249
Dimensions
23 x 29 cm
Extent
xxxii, 400 pages
Isbn
9780870814358
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
96044775
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
Label
Cheyenne dog soldiers : a ledgerbook history of coups and combat, Jean Afton, David Fridtjof Halaas, Andrew E. Masich with Richard N. Ellis
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 375-387) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Ledgerbook Drawings: Commentary and Interpretation -- App. A. Chronology of Cheyenne Military Actions, 1864-1869 -- App. B. Name Glyphs and Warrior Identification -- App. C. Structure of the Ledgerbook
Control code
35637249
Dimensions
23 x 29 cm
Extent
xxxii, 400 pages
Isbn
9780870814358
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
96044775
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps

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