Ledger art


An art term for the narrative art of Plains Indians' painting and drawing on paper or cloth. It was a method for recording events from the 1860s to the 1930s but is used by some contemporary Indian artists. The best-known ledger artists were at Fort Marion in St. Augustine, Florida in the mid 1870s and were members of Cheyenne, Kiowa, Comanche, Arapaho and Caddo tribes. These Indians were imprisoned by the U.S. Army to prevent the Indians from protecting their buffalo. Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ledger_art