Federal grant to preserve historic Indian documents

Monday, January 30th 2006, 9:13 am
By: News On 6

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) -- Three historic Indian ledger-books at the Sam Noble Museum of Natural History in Norman will be preserved thanks to a $100,000 federal grant.

The money from the Save America's Treasures program will be used to preserve drawings by Kiowa artist Silver Horn and two sets of Cheyenne ledger-book art.

Museum conservator Victoria Book says the two-year project will allow the historic drawings to be copied and preserved for future study.

The Treasures program also approved a $180,000 grant to restore several water-damaged ceiling paintings at the Marland Mansion in Ponca City.