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Object ID RG0888.AM
Collection RG0888 Cheyenne Indian Art
Object Name Ledger
Extent of Description 1 folder
Title Cheyenne Indian Art collection (Keeling Ledger)
Admin/Biographical History In 1855 Major William Henry Keeling surveyed the line between Kansas and Nebraska. He went to Texas in 1859. He also served with the U.S. Army during the Civil War. From 1862-1865 he served with the battalion that was General Sherman's bodyguard. In the late 1860s, he was stationed at western army posts, including Camp Cooke and Fort Leavenworth. During the 1880s he was the post trader at Fort Leavenworth.
Scope & Content The collection consists of reproductions of the Cheyenne Indian artwork contained in the William Henry Keeling ledger (housed in the Nebraska History Museum). Many of the 115 drawings are in color.
Related units of description The Nebraska History Museum holds the original ledger. Images from the ledger can be seen on the Plains Indian Ledger Art website.
Subjects Art
Indians of North America
People Keeling, William Henry
Search Terms Cheyenne Indians
Indian art -- Nebraska
Art -- Nebraska
Indians of North America -- Art