This ambrotype portrait of Mea-to-sa-bi-tchi-a, or Smutty Bear, a Yankton Dakota, is among the fi
Blog Post: A closer look at the Plains Indian Ledger drawings for American Indian Heritage Month
Grade Range: 8-12
Resource Type(s): Reference Materials
Duration: 5 minutes
Date Posted: 9/5/2013
In this post, readers will investigate a few examples of drawings made by Plains Indians who, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, were held in captivity by the U.S. Army at places like Fort Marion in Florida. Curator Rayna Green describes how these images depicted the lives and loved ones these artists had left behind. Written by Sarah Coffee, a project assistant in the Museum’s Education Outreach office, this post is published on the Museum's "O Say Can You See?" blog.