Native American Shields and Pictographs in the Col. A. B. Welch collection

 

Grey Whirlwind’s shield (drawn by Welch)  –    

No Two Horns’ shield (drawn by himself with chewed matchhead)  –  

No Two Horns’ shield (drawn by Welch)  –  

No Two Horns’ pictograph stealing horse (at ND Hist Soc..but maybe drawn by Welch)  –          

No Two Horns’ pictograph horse is killed (at ND Hist Soc..but maybe drawn by Welch)  –      

Ghost Dance shield (according to ND Hist Soc)  –   

Rain in the Face’s shield (drawn by Welch from old picture)  –   

Red Fish’s shield (drawn by Welch from dream of Red Fish)  –   

White Cow Walking’s shield (drawn by Welch at direction of White Cow Walking)  –   

White Shield’s sundance shield (used at Cannon Ball, July 1937)  –  

Thunderbird pictographs  –  

Six Unnamed Warrior’s shields  (sold to Clara Endicott Sears)  –  

Sitting Bull’s shield (Welch drawing from Fort Randolph document 1882/83)  –  

Sitting Bull’s signature (Welch drawing from Fort Randolph document 1882/83)  –  

Red Tomahawk’s signature (drawn by him for Welch, about 1915)  –  

No Two Horns’ winter count 1875/1876 (interpretation drawn by Welch)  –  

Red Fish picture-stories (drawn by himself for Welch about 1915)  –  

     Seven Council’s Flag

     On War path against Sioux

     War incident against the Crows

     Rescues a friend from the Sioux

     Pursues a Crow

Uses Him as a Shield’s shield (father of John Grass…drawn by Welch)  –  

Sicola (Sicolaun) shield (grandfather of John Grass…drawn by Welch)  –  

     Grass’ nephew recalling makeup of the shield, 1941

     Another drawing of shield during interpretation process

     Grass’ nephew recalling makeup of the shield, 1941

No Name shield (may be part of recalling memory of John Grass’ shield)  –  

John Grass’ shield  –  

     Grass nephew recalling makeup of the shield, 1941

    John Grass’ shield (may be Welch’s final idea from talking to nephew, 1941)

     Rough ideas of layout of this shield from Angela Boleyn, 1941


 

Grey Whirlwind’s shield (drawn by Welch)  

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No Two Horns’ shield (drawn by himself with chewed matchhead)

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No Two Horns’ shield (drawn by Welch) 

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No Two Horns’ pictograph stealing horse (at ND Hist Soc..but maybe drawn by Welch)      

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No Two Horns’ pictograph horse is killed (at ND Hist Soc..but maybe drawn by Welch)  

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Ghost Dance shield (according to ND Hist Soc)

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Rain in the Face’s shield (drawn by Welch from old picture)

shields-p7-rain-in-the-face

 

Red Fish’s shield (drawn by Welch from dream of Red Fish)

shields-p8-red-fish

 

White Cow Walking’s shield (drawn by Welch at direction of White Cow Walking)

shields-p9-white-cow-walking

 

White Shield’s sundance shield used at Cannon Ball, July 1937

shields-p10-white-shields

 

Thunderbird pictographs

shields-p11-thunderbird-by-welch

shields-p12-thunderbird-by-red-fish

 

Six Unnamed Warrior’s shields (sold to Clara Endicott Sears)

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shield no 1

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shield no 2

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shield no 3

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shield no 4

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shield no 5

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shield no 6

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Letter from Clara Endicott Sears paying for shields

 

Sitting Bull’s shield (Welch drawing from Fort Randolph document 1882/83)

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Sitting Bull’s signature (Welch drawing from Fort Randolph document 1882/83)

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Red Tomahawk’s signature (drawn by him for Welch, about 1915)

shields-p22-red-tomahawk-signature

 

No Two Horns’ winter count 1875/1876 (interpretation drawn by Welch)

shields-p23-no-two-horns-man-on-horseback

 

Red Fish picture-stories (drawn by himself for Welch about 1915):

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shields-p25-red-fish-p1

shields-p26-red-fish-p2

shields-p27-red-fish-p3

shields-p28-red-fish-p4


 

Uses Him as a Shield’s shield (father of John Grass…drawn by Welch)

shields-p29-uses-as-a-shield-shield

 

Sicola (Sicolaun) shield (grandfather of John Grass…drawn by Welch)

shields-p30-sicolaun-shield

shields-p31-sicolaun-p2

shields-p32-sicolaun-p3shields-p33-sicolaun-p4


No Name shield (may be part of recalling memory of John Grass’ shield)

shields-p34-no-name-shield

 

John Grass’ shield (described by his nephew, 1941, drawing by Welch)

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     Grass nephew recalling makeup of the shield, 1941

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John Grass’ shield (may be Welch’s final idea from talking to nephew, 1941)

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     Rough ideas of layout of John Grass shield from Angela Boleyn, 1941

shields-p38-john-grass-p4

 

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