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HISTORY NEBRASKA MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID



RG0888.AM:  Cheyenne Indian Art



Ledger: 

Size:  One 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, 1835-1920



 



Revised TMM          03-14-2016