|Year Range from||1930|
|Year Range to||1940|
|Artist||Sweezy, Carl (Arapaho)|
Tempera (or watercolor?) painting by Carl Sweezy "A War. dancer." Depicts an Arapaho War Dancer, dressed with a broadcloth trailer attached to a bustle worn on his lower back. Two arms bustles adorn each arm. Wears a skull cap of dark blue color with a roach worn over that on his head with 1 single eagle feather worn in the roach. The man holds a fan in his right hand and moccasins typical of Arapaho design.
|Dimensions||H-13.625 W-7.5 inches|
Carl Sweezy (1881-1953) (Arapaho) was born on the Cheyenne Arapaho Reservation in Indian Territory. He attended the Chilocco Indian Agricultural School and became interested in art when a teacher gave him a box of watercolors as a gift when he was 14. Sweezy worked with anthropologist James Mooney as an illustrator. He was a tribal policeman and professional baseball player as well as a self-taught artist. His works were very detailed and primarily depicted traditional cultural ceremonies and battles.
|Title||"A War Dancer."|