Hunting Buffalo

Grade Range: K-12
Resource Type(s): Artifacts
Date Posted: 11/1/2016

Shave Head uses a two-level drawing shows a buffalo hunt with four wounded animals, and a separate hunt and the wounding of an elk. The Cheyenne warriors wear full headdress and four of the five also wear their mountain lion bow and quiver, symbolically powerful pieces of hunting gear.

Shave Head, or O-uk-ste-uh (Cheyenne), Drawn between 1875 and 1878 at Fort Marion, Florida, Entitled “Hunting Buffalo”, Collected by Richard Henry Pratt about 1878, Colored pencil and colored ink