Big Bow's Escape

Big Bow's Escape

Made By: Kiowa

Date: 1880
Dimensions:
image: 7 1/16 x 10 in. (17.9 x 25.4 cm)
Overall: 9 5/8 x 13 3/8 in. (24.4 x 34 cm)
Classification: DRAWING
Credit Line: Gift of Merritt A. Boyle, grandson of General Merritt Barber, Class of 1857
Object number: 53.7.1
Inscribed: u.l. in pencil: 12; on mount in ink below image in ink: Big Bow stole a woman and made his escape to Mexico, where he is attacked by a party of Mexican/ troops. Big Bow kills a Mexican officer with an arrow running entirely through his body. The soldiers/ gather around their officer, and Big Bow and the woman escape.
Provenance: General Merritt Barber (Class of 1857); to Merritt A. Boyle (his grandson); to present collection, 1953
Terms
  • soldier
  • battle
  • Native American
  • Mexican
  • ledger
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