Native American Gallery
Wolf Robe
Indigenous Study

This scratchboard piece depicts a Cheyenne Indian Chief named Wolf Robe. The original photograph was taken as a part of a study by Edward Curtis around 1930. The first knowledge of the Cheyenne people accounts that they were a well developed tribe with agriculture and settled dwellings. On account of warfare and persecution the people adopted a nomadic lifestyle until they were forced to a reservation in 1890. The Cheyenne were one of the last tribes to be subdued and forced to reservations.


Size: 16.0in X 20.0in
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Indigenous Study