Blue Horse,, Burbank, E. A.Ista Tanka. () to my friend Mr. Burbank, through his interpreter "Ista Tanka,MLA Citation
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Letter [manuscript] : to my friend Mr. Burbank, through his interpreter "Ista Tanka," [ca. 1900]
|Main Author:||Blue Horse, ca. 1830-ca. 1900.|
|Physical Description:||1 item (3 p.) ; 27 cm.
|Summary:||Letter written about 1900 by Blue Horse, through his interpreter Ista Tanka, to Elbridge Ayer Burbank. Burbank, nephew of Edward E. Ayer, was commissioned by his uncle in the late 1890's to travel throughout the West and paint prominent Indian chiefs. Among Burbank's hundreds of subjects was Blue Horse. In this letter Blue Horse provides some information about his early life, his experiences with and attitudes toward the white man, and his religious beliefs.
|Notes:||Forms part of the Edward E. Ayer Manuscript Collection (Newberry Library)
For more information, consult the Special Collections Info. File.
Signature includes Blue Horse's mark, an "x", and a sketch of a blue horse.
Ayer Collection includes an oil painting of Blue Horse executed by E.A. Burbank in 1899.
Blue Horse (Shon-kee-toh), Brule Sioux chief born around 1830 was the son of Chief "Snaoke."
Burbank, E. A. (Elbridge Ayer), 1858-1949.
Edward E. Ayer Manuscript Collection (Newberry Library)
Newberry Library. Manuscript. Ayer MS 82.