4.8 Native American

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MS in Cheyenne on paper, Miles City, Montana, 1897-1898, Little Whirlwind's autograph name glyph, 31 fullpage drawings in full colours by Little Whirlwind of tipis, hunting of wild boar, black panther and deer, horseriding, peace talks and courting.

MS in Cheyenne on paper, Fort Marion, Oklahoma, 1891-1900, 60 ff. (-80), 31x19 cm, single column, (22x15 cm), 21 lines in Cheyenne cursive script (text 1), 35 name glyphs, 37 fine fullpage pen drawings by Bullman.

MS in Cheyenne and English on paper, Dodge City, Kansas, 1878-1879, in English cursive script by L.M. Hyatt, 80 drawings by Cheyenne chief Hagetta.

MS in Apache language on skin, Southern Plains, U.S.A., 19th c., 1 shield, diam. 50 cm, decorated with a central celestial medallion, crescent moon, pine tree below, zigzag elements, circular motifs, 2 yellow foot-formed tabs attached to the top.

MS in Ojibwa on birch bark, Western Great Lakes, U.S.A., mid 19th c., 1 roll flattened out, 11x43 cm, single column, (8x30-34 cm), 2+2 lines, 20+17 pictographs and name glyphs.

MS in Iroquois or Shawnee on birchbark, Ohio/New York State, 19th c., 1 partial roll, 5x16 cm, single column, (5x16 cm), 2+2 lines, 9+14 pictographs and name glyphs. Context: An Objibwa mide roll, see MS 4535.

MS in English on vellum, Vincennes, Indiana, U.S.A., 18 October 1775, 1 f., 76x69 cm, 58 long lines of notarial cursive script, 12 Piankashaw Indian totems (name glyphs) with 11 red lacquer seals.

MS in Sugpiak on reindeer bone, South Alaska, ca. 18th c., 4 lines of Eskimo glyphs and illustrations of herds.

Quipu in Incan, Coastal Peru, ca. 12th c. or earlier, suspended in a woollen cord 85 cm long, 4 mm thick, all cords have 2 large knots at different positions, surmounted by up to 3 small knots in upper part.

MS in Aztec on shell, Mexico, ca. 900, 1 pendant, 5,5x8,7x0,6 cm, 1 line with 2 glyphs, 2 holes for a string.

MS in Maya on clay, Northern Petén, Guatemala, ca. 900, 1 cylindrical vase, inscribed with square Mayan late classic or post-classic hieroglyphs in a bold script in the "codex vase" style, resembling the script of Codex Madrid.

MS in Maya on green-blue jade, Costa Rica, 600-900, 1 celt, 10,5x2,6x0,6 cm, 1 column of 3 glyphs, hole for a string.