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Early ledger art portrays resistance and resilience on the frontier, while its contemporary pieces tell more modern stories with similar themes.
If you’re a fan of authentic early ledger art and have a big budget, but don’t know where to start, here are two names to remember and research: Joseph No Two Horns and Frank Henderson.
A ledger drawing done by Lakota warrior Crow Dog while imprisoned in Deadwood, Dakota Territory, is a case study in the many aspects of early ledger art that experts and collectors must consider.
Ledger art helped Cheyenne, Arapaho, Kiowa, Comanche, and Caddo warriors imprisoned at Fort Marion survive — and even thrive.
Modern ledger artists explore tribal life by resurrecting a 19th-century art form.
A new exhibition explores generations of toys and games in the American West and invites visitors to Play!
The Plains Indian ledger drawings of Oliver Good Shield and Henry Standing Soldier tell the story of Native American life beyond Wounded Knee.
In the words of the great Will Rogers, “If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went.”
An art exhibition shows us that the western is as diverse as the films and art that fall into the genre.