Witches Playing with Their Baby, ca. 1890

  • Sioux, Native American

Graphite, colored pencil, and ink on paper

  • Sheet: 5 3/4 × 9 inches (14.6 × 22.9 cm)

Founders Society Purchase



Africa, Oceania & Indigenous Americas

  • Sioux
  • Women
  • Witches
  • Religion
  • Graphite
  • Ink
  • Scripts (writing)
  • Colored pencils
  • Autograph album
  • Drawing
  • Pictograph
  • Infant
  • South dakota
  • Paper

Inscribed upper left, in pencil: 5

Collected by George Wright, United States Indian Agent at the Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota, USA. 1925/30, purchased by Milford G. Chandler [1889-1981] in Chicago, Illinois, USA; purchased by Richard A. Pohrt [1911-2005] (Flint, Michigan, USA); 1981-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Penney, David W. Art of the American Indian Frontier: The Chandler-Pohrt Collection. Seattle and London, 1992, no. 220, p. 290. Penney, David W. and George C. Longfish. Native American Art. Southport, CT, 1994, p. 114-115.

Sioux, Native American, Witches Playing with Their Baby, ca. 1890, graphite, colored pencil, and ink on paper. Detroit Institute of Arts, Founders Society Purchase, 81.233.3B.