Late 19th-century ledger drawings created by well-known warrior-artists such as Howling Wolf, Chief Killer, Short Bull, and Wooden Leg serve as a vital record of cultural survival and transformation among American Plains Indians.
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Within the Hood’s significant holdings of Native American art, the Mark Lansburgh collection of ledger drawings, dating from the middle to the end of the nineteenth century and created by well-known warrior-artists such as Howling Wolf, Chief Killer, Short Bull, and Wooden Leg, is a vital aspect of the Hood’s Plains collection. Both in their artistic excellence and in their social and historical value, these drawings serve as a vital record of cultural survival and transformation.
- Native American Ledger Drawings from the Hood Museum of Art: The Mark Lansburgh Collection, October 2, 2010, through January 16, 2011
- Contemporary Native American Ledger Art: Drawing on Tradition, August 14, 2010, through December 19, 2010
- Picturing Change: The Impact of Ledger Drawing on Native American Art, December 11, 2004, through May 15, 2005