Cheyenne Indian Art [RG0888.AM]

NEBRASKA STATE HISTORICAL SOCIETY MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID

RG0888.AM:  Cheyenne Indian Art

Ledger: 
Size:  1 folder

BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

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 AND CONTENT NOTE

This 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.

Note: The Nebraska History Museum holds the original ledger. Images from the ledger can be seen on the Plains Indian Ledger Art website.

 

Subject headings:

Art -- Nebraska
Cheyenne Indians
Indian art -- Nebraska
Indians of North America –- Art
Keeling, William Henry

 

Revised TMM          03-14-2016

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