Massachusetts Historical Society

Season 1, Episode 8: The Ledger Art of Ft. Marion

In this episode, we are examining the sketches produced by Comanche, Kiowa, and Cheyenne men imprisoned at Fort Marion, Florida, in the 1870s. They were interned for nearly three years in an effort by the U.S. military to combat further Indigenous resistance, as part of its campaigns against the Cheyenne, Kiowa, Arapaho, and Comanche Nations in the Red River War. The prisoners, including Making Medicine, Bear’s Heart, Howling Woolf, and others, produced a collection of artworks while at Ft. Marion, documenting their memories and experiences.

Episode Special Guest:

Jason Pierce is a professor of history at Angelo State University and is the author of Making the White Man's West: Whiteness and the Creation of the American West

This episode uses materials from:
Psychic by Ketsa (Commercial non-exclusive license through Ketsa)
Curious Nature by Ketsa (Commercial non-exclusive license through Ketsa)
Little Door by Poddington Bear (Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported)

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