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Courtship is the central focus of this drawing. In the top drawing, the woman is wrapped in a blanket and the courting man approaches her on horseback. His horse is outfitted in the finest gear and he wears his best outfit. In the drawing, the artist shows the man and woman close together. Courting was a structured event in historical Plains Indian culture with the woman having the right to refuse the attentions of an admirer. Battle exploits were a dominant theme on hide painting, but on paper, subjects like hunting, warfare, and courting appear.
height 7.25 in ; length 12 in