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Plains Indian Pictograph Book

Auction:
2473
Lot:
245
Sold for:
$34,365$29,000

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Auction:
American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - 2473
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
September 26, 2009 10:00AM

Description:

Plains Indian Pictograph Book, Lakota, Brule, c. pre-1881, the commercially bound book titled Indian Autographs, contains twenty-two pictographs, mostly of mounted Brule warriors attacking the Pawnee, done in pencil, colored pencil, and ink, book 8 1/2 x 7 in.

Note: Inside inscription reads: "These autographs of Indians from the Sioux tribe (Brule) were made by them for me in the year 1881 in the city of Deadwood, Dakota (Black Hills), Elizabeth K. Fales, Mr. Jos. W. Freeman."

Provenance: Includes tintype of Elizabeth and Joseph taken in Deadwood, and a family history of Elizabeth dating back to the Mayflower.
Estimate $8,000-12,000

Keywords

Elizabeth K. Fales, Deadwood, Black Hills, Jos, American folklore, Autograph, Black Hills War, Communication, Pawnee, Sioux

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