Kiowa Chiefs on a Visit to the Agent

Attributed to Julian Scott Ledger Artist B Kiowa

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The group of men depicted here may have been a delegation that visited a U.S. government agent at Fort Sill in Oklahoma, which was then called Indian Territory. The first figure has a distinct painting of a bison head on his chin. He holds a decorated otter skin and stands apart from the rest with a Peace Medal—medallions distributed by the government to Indian representatives as negotiation tools—around his neck. The figure near the center front is wearing what appears to be a military dress coat with a saber and scabbard at his hip. He and three other members of the group hold eagle feather fans.

Kiowa Chiefs on a Visit to the Agent, Attributed to Julian Scott Ledger Artist B (Kiowa), Pencil, colored pencil, and ink on paper, Kiowa, Native American

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