Julian Scott Ledger Artist B, Kiowa

"12 High-Ranking Kiowa Men"(1880)
pen, ink, and colored pencil 7.50 x 12 in

The names of the Kiowa artists who drew the fifty vivid images in the Julian Scott Ledger unfortunately remain unknown to us. At least three artist's hands are evident in this book; it was not uncommon that one man would honor the other by accepting to draw in his ledger. The book is named for its late nineteenth-century owner, who was an artist who portrayed military and Indian themes.