A buffalo calf hide, painted on flesh side, depicting unmounted warrior in horned headdress armed with bow and arrow surrounded by mounted warriors and guns. 43" (109 cm). (from Merrill, William L. et al. 1997. A Guide to the Kiowa Collections at the Smithsonian Institution. Smithsonian Contributions to Anthropology, no. 40. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press.)
This artifact is visible hanging in the upper right of photo copy negative # 90-7266, "Centennial Exposition, Indian Exhibits", 1876 photo of Smithsonian exhibit of American Indian and other artifacts in the United States Government Building at the 1876 Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia; original in Smithsonian Institution Archives Record Unit 95 Box 61 Folder 5.