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. They are currently on display at the Mercantile alongside additional artwork depicting Native American life, many from the 1800's, created by European-American artists.
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.