Ledger Drawings Bound and Unbound

This blog post contains materials from a presentation given at the Hall Center for the Humanities. As a Resident Fellow at the Hall Center during the Fall 2017 semester, I was asked to present on a portion of research conducted during my residency. I provide the PowerPoint below. Entitled “Ledger Drawings Bound and Unbound: From the Plains to the City and the Lines Between,” this seminar considered the material-rhetorical presence of Native American ledger drawings and narrative art in the Kansas Historical Society Archives and the National Museum of the American Indian in New York City. Focusing primarily on issues of durability and vulnerability, the presentation complications notions of physicality in material rhetorics.