Three Sisters, Plains Ledger Art, by Dolores Purdy, Caddo-Winnebago

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Three Sisters on 1890's Ledger Paper

  • Colored Pencil & Ink
  • 1890's Ledger Paper
  • 13" x 15"

The women are depicted wearing stylized regalia - Dush-Toh is a traditional head drop for Caddo ladies. Small mirrors were attached as decorations.  The mirrors were acquired trade items from Europeans.  Feminine and colorful, Three Sisters honors women looking forward...and reflecting!

Dolores Purdy, Caddo-Winnebago

A note about the paper; the page is from a registration ledger for goods and supplies for an almshouse.  These housing institutions were the first iterations of a public health and welfare system for basic support for the poor, mentally ill or abandoned.