Native America Calling
2:39 pm
Tue February 21, 2012

Ledger Art for the Masses

Wed. 2/22 11a: Plains warriors in the 1800’s became the first ledger artists. Many moving works were created while warriors were imprisoned by the United States Government.

Often the images were created to record events like battles and other important moments in their tribe’s history. Ledger art served the same purpose as paintings on cave walls and colorful images painted on buffalo hides.

So just how did ledger art get its start?

Who’s carrying on the tradition today and why?

Guests include ledger artists Chris Pappan (Osage, Kaw & Cheyenne River Sioux), Sheridan MacKnight (Chippewa/Lakota) and Terrance Guardipee (Blackfoot).