The Little Shield Sketchbook contains self-portraits drawn by Arapaho chieftan Little Shield in the 1860's. These sketches are part of a small variety of materials held at the St. Louis Mercantile Library that offer a Native perspective. TJ Library and the Mercantile Library share a building; to visit the Mercantile collections, take the stairs or elevator down to Level 2.
Little Shield. Battles of Little Shield: War Chief of the Arrapohas, Drawn by Himself. 1860's. St. Louis Mercantile Library at the University of Missouri - St. Louis.
Presents the Show Me State's Indigenous past as one spanning twelve millennia of Native presence, resilience, and evolution. While previous Missouri histories have tended to include Indigenous people only during periods when they constituted a threat to the state's white settlement, Olson shows us the continuous presence of Native people that includes the present day.