History

Ledger Art: A Case of Collecting

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.

Warrior-Artists in a Tourist Town

Ledger art helped Cheyenne, Arapaho, Kiowa, Comanche, and Caddo warriors imprisoned at Fort Marion survive — and even thrive.

New Accounts on Old Paper

Modern ledger artists explore tribal life by resurrecting a 19th-century art form.

Play! at the Autry Museum of the American West

A new exhibition explores generations of toys and games in the American West and invites visitors to Play!

Drawing History

The Plains Indian ledger drawings of Oliver Good Shield and Henry Standing Soldier tell the story of Native American life beyond Wounded Knee.

The Ranch Dog

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.”

The Western: An Epic in Art and Film

An art exhibition shows us that the western is as diverse as the films and art that fall into the genre.

Our Oregon Trail

Come along as C&I takes readers on a tour of the Beaver State.