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Square Drum, between 1870 and 1885

  • Siyosapa, Yanktonai, 1850 - 1902

Wood, animal hide, paint

  • Overall: 16 in. × 17 3/4 in. × 4 3/4 in. (40.6 × 45.1 × 12.1 cm)

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Richard A. Pohrt


On View

  • Native American


Africa, Oceania & Indigenous Americas

1885, collected by Burton Parker (b. 1844) while agent of the Fort Peck Reservation (Montana, USA)

inherited by Dayton L. Parker (b. 1877)

inherited by Burton C. Parker (b. 1906)

inherited by his wife, Mrs. Jane Parker (Warren, then Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA)

acquired by Richard A. Pohrt [1911-2005] (Flint, Michigan, USA) and his wife, Marion D. Pohrt

1997-present, given to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Penney, David W. Art of the American Indian Frontier. Exh. cat., the Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, 1993, no. 215. Torrence, Gaylord. The Plains Indians: Artists of Earth and Sky. Exh. cat., Musée du Quai Branley. Paris, 2014, p. 214, no. 86 (color ill.). Penney, David W. "Siyosapa: At the Edge of Art," Arts 8, no. 4 (2019): pp. 7-8, (fig. 2) [article 148].

Siyosapa, Square Drum, between 1870 and 1885, wood, animal hide, paint. Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Richard A. Pohrt, 1997.109.