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Creator Name: One Bull
Creator Nationality: North American; Native American
Creator Role: painter
Creator Dates/Places: active 19th- early 20th century
Gender: M
Creator Name-CRT: One Bull
Creator Nationality: North American; Native American; Sioux; Lakota; Hunkpapa
Creator Name-CRT: Hunkpapa Lakota
Title: Custer's War
View: front
Creation Start Date: 1880
Creation End Date: 1920
Creation Date: about 1900
Object Type: Paintings
Materials and Techniques: pigments, ink on muslin
Dimensions: H.69 x W.39 in., slightly irregular
AMICA Contributor: The Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Owner Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
ID Number: 94.47.1
Credit Line: The Christina N. and Swan J. Turnblad Memorial Fund

In the Battle of the Little Big Horn, Cheyenne, Lakota, and Arapaho warriors won a stunning victory over the United States Army. Euro-American and Native American military historians still discuss the battle, but accounts through Indian eyes are relatively rare. One Bull fought in the 1876 battle and later painted this comprehensive view of events. Across the top and to the right, he portrayed various episodes from the confrontation, carefully annotating some in pencil. At the left center, he drew radiating circles to represent the tipi encampments of the principal Lakota and Cheyenne groups and in the lower left stark heads and torsos to record the Indian men who lost their lives.

AMICA ID: MIA_.94.47.1
Component Measured: overall
Measurement Unit: in
AMICA Library Year: 1999
Media Metadata Rights: ?The Minneapolis Institute of Arts

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