Sunday Coyote is a typical ledger style drawing, done in a linocut. It shows Coyote in his Sunday
best, with his most outrageous umbrella parading for all (especially the ladies) to see.
When the old ledger books were kept, and later on in the ledger style drawing that came from the
imprisoned plains warriors*, they often showed parade scenes. Later when prisoners, they were
commissioned by the wives of the officers to draw scenes of prison life on the military bases, as the
wives were quite fond of the primitive ledger style. Many parade scene are shown in these
prisoners‘ art work. No doubt Coyote would have been just as foolish in his record keeping and
implicated himself in many a “crime” and ended up as prison artist.
*The plains warriors considered the ledger books to be record of their exploits, and therefore
possessors of great power. They usually represented their ill doings, ( horse stealing, raids,
murders, thieves', love affairs, hunting and social happenings) in their ledger books. Unfortunately
the military learned this, and found the ledger books useful as evidence against in trials of these
Sunday Coyote was hand pulled edition of 34 by artist, Susi Nagoda Bergquist.