Ledger Drawings

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.

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Unknown artist ("Price" Ledger), American / Tsistsistas and/or Inunaina, active late 19th century
Untitled (A Formation of U.S. Soldiers), page number 187, from the "Vincent Price Ledger"
late 19th century
2007.65.44
Tsistsistas / Suhtai (Cheyenne)
Untitled (An Inunaina (Arapaho) Warrior's Map), page number 107, from a unidentified ledger
about 1882
2007.65.54
Unknown artist ("Price" Ledger), American / Tsistsistas and/or Inunaina, active late 19th century
Untitled (A Formation of U.S. Soldiers in Battle), page number 139, from the "Vincent Price Ledger"
late 19th century
2007.88.6
Dwayne Wilcox, American / Oglala Lakota, born 1957
Repatriating
2008
2008.59.1
Dwayne Wilcox, American / Oglala Lakota, born 1957
Luke Failed to Communicate
2008
2008.59.2
Dwayne Wilcox, American / Oglala Lakota, born 1957
From Here to Eternity
2008
2008.59.3
Dwayne Wilcox, American / Oglala Lakota, born 1957
Gave at the Office
2006
2008.59.4
Dwayne Wilcox, American / Oglala Lakota, born 1957
Wow, Full-blooded White People
2008
2008.59.5
Dwayne Wilcox, American / Oglala Lakota, born 1957
All That Communicating and No Talking
2008
2008.59.6
Dwayne Wilcox, American / Oglala Lakota, born 1957
Best Two Outa Three
2008
2008.59.7
Dwayne Wilcox, American / Oglala Lakota, born 1957
Three to Get Ready
2006
2008.59.8
Dwayne Wilcox, American / Oglala Lakota, born 1957
Beat Goes On
2006
2008.59.9
Darryl Growing Thunder, American / Assiniboine / Nakota, born about 1968
Dancing at Poplar River
2008
2008.61
Sheridan MacKnight, American / Anishinaabe / Lakota, born 1959
Two Faces
2008
2009.56
Sheridan MacKnight, American / Anishinaabe / Lakota, born 1959
Navajo
2008
2009.57
Unknown artist ("Douglas" Ledger), American / Tsistsistas, active mid - late 19th century
Untitled (A Tsistsistas (Cheyenne) Warrior Counts Coup on an Enemy), page number 55, from the "Frederic...
1860s
2007.26.1
Unknown artist ("Douglas" Ledger), American / Tsistsistas, active mid - late 19th century
Untitled (A Tsistsistas (Cheyenne) Bowstring Society Warrior), page number 57, from the "Frederic H....
1860s
2007.26.2
Linda Haukaas, American / Lakota, born 1957
Return from War Dance
2003
d.2004.23
Terrance Guardipee, American / Blackfeet, born 1968
Shoots Ahead
2004
d.2004.49
Unknown Artist (Julian Scott Artist A), Ka'igwu, active late 19th century
Untitled (Osage War Dance), page number 11, from the "Julian Scott Ledger"
1880
d.2003.18.3
Linda Haukaas, American / Lakota, born 1957
Return from War Dance
2003
d.2004.23
Linda Haukaas, American / Lakota, born 1957
Return from War Dance
2003
d.2004.23
Linda Haukaas, American / Lakota, born 1957
Return from War Dance
2003
d.2004.23
Linda Haukaas, American / Lakota, born 1957
Manly Heart Woman Stealling back Horses
2003
d.2004.30
Terrance Guardipee, American / Blackfeet, born 1968
Shoots Ahead
2004
d.2004.49
Unknown artist ("Price" Ledger), American / Tsistsistas and/or Inunaina, active late 19th century
Untitled (An Inunaina (Arapaho) Warrior Fires Back at U.S. Soldiers), page number 138, from the "Vincent...
late 19th century
d.2004.9
Dwayne Wilcox, American / Oglala Lakota, born 1957
Tall Tails at Dartmouth
Spring 2010
2011.62.1
Dwayne Wilcox, American / Oglala Lakota, born 1957
Medicine Men
Spring 2010
2011.62.2
Dwayne Wilcox, American / Oglala Lakota, born 1957
Winkta (Gay)
Summer 2010
2011.62.3
Dwayne Wilcox, American / Oglala Lakota, born 1957
Type Two how-about You?
Summer 2010
2011.62.4
Terrance Guardipee, American / Blackfeet, born 1968
Mountain Chief, Blackfeet War Leader
August 2008
2008.60
Short Bull (Tatanka Ptecela), American / Lakota, about 1845 - 1915
Untitled (Short Bull Counting Coup on a Chaticks Si Chaticks (Pawnee) Warrior), page number 21, from a...
about 1885-1890
2005.28
Unknown artist ("Douglas" Ledger), American / Tsistsistas, active mid - late 19th century
Untitled (A Tsistsistas (Cheyenne) Warrior Counts Coup on an Enemy), page number 55, from the "Frederic...
1860s
2007.26.1
Unknown artist ("Douglas" Ledger), American / Tsistsistas, active mid - late 19th century
Untitled (A Tsistsistas (Cheyenne) Bowstring Society Warrior), page number 57, from the "Frederic H....
1860s
2007.26.2
Unknown artist ("Price" Ledger), American / Tsistsistas and/or Inunaina, active late 19th century
Untitled (Sketches of Warriors and a Horse), from the "Vincent Price Ledger"
late 19th century
2007.65.102
Unknown artist ("Price" Ledger), American / Tsistsistas and/or Inunaina, active late 19th century
Untitled (Sketch of Warriors and Horses), from the "Vincent Price Ledger"
late 19th century
2007.65.103
Unknown artist ("Price" Ledger), American / Tsistsistas and/or Inunaina, active late 19th century
Untitled (Horses and Buffalo), page number 240, from the "Vincent Price Ledger"
late 19th century
2007.65.104
Unknown artist ("Price" Ledger), American / Tsistsistas and/or Inunaina, active late 19th century
Untitled (Sketch of Two Horses and a Man), from the "Vincent Price Ledger"
late 19th century
2007.65.106
Unknown artist ("Price" Ledger), American / Tsistsistas and/or Inunaina, active late 19th century
Untitled (Two Warriors in Battle), page number 91, from the "Vincent Price Ledger"
late 19th century
2007.65.108
Unknown artist ("Price" Ledger), American / Tsistsistas and/or Inunaina, active late 19th century
Untitled (Horse, War Lance and Footprints), page number 153, from the "Vincent Price Ledger"
late 19th century
2007.65.109
Unknown artist ("Price" Ledger), American / Tsistsistas and/or Inunaina, active late 19th century
Untitled (Two Warriors in Hand-to-Hand Combat), page number 103, from the "Vincent Price Ledger"
late 19th century
2007.65.110
Unknown artist ("Douglas" Ledger), American / Tsistsistas, active mid - late 19th century
Untitled (A Tsistsistas (Cheyenne) Bowstring Society Warrior), page number 53, from the "Frederic H....
1860s
2007.65.1
Unknown artist ("Price" Ledger), American / Tsistsistas and/or Inunaina, active late 19th century
Untitled (An Inunaina (Arapaho) Warrior Counts Coup on a Non-Native Enemy), page number 128, from the...
late 19th century
2007.65.29
Unknown artist ("Douglas" Ledger), American / Tsistsistas, active mid - late 19th century
Untitled (A Tsistsistas (Cheyenne) Warrior Shoots a Non-Native Man), page number 103, from the "Frederic...
1860s
2007.65.2
Unknown artist ("Price" Ledger), American / Tsistsistas and/or Inunaina, active late 19th century
Untitled (An Inunaina (Arapaho) Warrior in the Midst of Gunfire), page number 104), from the "Vincent...
late 19th century
2007.65.37
Unknown artist ("Price" Ledger), American / Tsistsistas and/or Inunaina, active late 19th century
Untitled (Warrior Fleeing Chaticks Si Chaticks (Pawnee) Warriors), page number 154, from the "Vincent...
late 19th century
2007.65.38
Unknown artist ("Price" Ledger), American / Tsistsistas and/or Inunaina, active late 19th century
Untitled (A Tsistsistas (Cheyenne) or Inunaina (Arapaho) Warrior Counts Coup on an Enemy), page number...
late 19th century
2007.65.39
Unknown artist ("Douglas" Ledger), American / Tsistsistas, active mid - late 19th century
Untitled (A Tsistsistas (Cheyenne) Bowstring Society Warrior), page number 61, from the "Frederic H....
1860s
2007.65.3
Unknown artist ("Price" Ledger), American / Tsistsistas and/or Inunaina, active late 19th century
Untitled (Two Wounded Horses Hitched to a Buckboard), page number 92, from the "Vincent Price Ledger"
late 19th century
2007.65.40
Unknown artist ("Price" Ledger), American / Tsistsistas and/or Inunaina, active late 19th century
Untitled (An Inunaina (Arapaho) Warrior Counts Coup on a U.S. Soldier), page number 78, from the...
late 19th century
2007.65.41
Unknown artist ("Price" Ledger), American / Tsistsistas and/or Inunaina, active late 19th century
Untitled (A Formation of U.S. Infantry Soldiers Firing in Battle), page number 77, from the "Vincent...
late 19th century
2007.65.42
Unknown artist ("Price" Ledger), American / Tsistsistas and/or Inunaina, active late 19th century
Untitled ("Indian Police" on Patrol), page number 188, from the "Vincent Price Ledger"
late 19th century
2007.65.43
Unknown artist ("Price" Ledger), American / Tsistsistas and/or Inunaina, active late 19th century
Untitled (A Horse), page number 63, from the "Vincent Price Ledger" [two page composition with...
late 19th century
2007.65.45
Unknown artist ("Price" Ledger), American / Tsistsistas and/or Inunaina, active late 19th century
Untitled (An Inunaina (Arapaho) Warrior Counts Coup on an Enemy), page number 64, from the "Vincent...
late 19th century
2007.65.46
Unknown artist ("Price" Ledger), American / Tsistsistas and/or Inunaina, active late 19th century
Untitled (A Warrior Counts Coup on an Enemy), page number 220, from the "Vincent Price Ledger"
late 19th century
2007.65.48
Unknown artist ("Price" Ledger), American / Tsistsistas and/or Inunaina, active late 19th century
Untitled (An Inunaina (Arapaho) or Tsistsistas (Cheyenne) Warrior Counts Coup on an Enemy), page number...
late 19th century
2007.65.49
Unknown artist ("Old White Woman" Ledger), American / Tsistsistas, active late 19th century
Untitled (Membership Payment by a Tsistsistas (Cheyenne) Bowstring Society Warrior with his...
about 1880-1890
2007.65.53
Short Bull (Tatanka Ptecela), American / Lakota, about 1845 - 1915
Untitled ("Short Bull" and "Gray Hawk" at a Gallop), page number 12, from a Short Bull notebook
about 1885-1890
2007.65.58
Short Bull (Tatanka Ptecela), American / Lakota, about 1845 - 1915
Untitled (Short Bull Lancing a Chaticks Si Chaticks (Pawnee) Warrior), page number 25, from a Short...
about 1885-1890
2007.65.59
Short Bull (Tatanka Ptecela), American / Lakota, about 1845 - 1915
Untitled (Short Bull Lancing a Chaticks Si Chaticks (Pawnee) Warrior), page number 26, from a Short...
about 1885-1890
2007.65.60
Short Bull (Tatanka Ptecela), American / Lakota, about 1845 - 1915
Untitled (Short Bull Raiding Five Horses), page number 32, from a Short Bull notebook
about 1885-1890
2007.65.61
Short Bull (Tatanka Ptecela), American / Lakota, about 1845 - 1915
Untitled ("Short Bull" and "Eagle Bear" Fleeing Gunfire from Apsaalooke (Crow) Scouts and U.S....
about 1885-1890
2007.65.62
Short Bull (Tatanka Ptecela), American / Lakota, about 1845 - 1915
Untitled (Short Bull Lancing a Apsaalooke (Crow) Warrior), from a Short Bull notebook
about 1885-1890
2007.65.63
Short Bull (Tatanka Ptecela), American / Lakota, about 1845 - 1915
Untitled (Short Bull in Battle against the Chaticks Si Chaticks (Pawnee)), page number 23, from a Short...
about 1885-1890
2007.65.64
Short Bull (Tatanka Ptecela), American / Lakota, about 1845 - 1915
Untitled (Crazy Horse Fighting the Apsaalooke (Crow)), page number 37, from a Short Bull notebook
about 1885-1890
2007.65.65
Unknown artist ("Old White Woman" Ledger), American / Tsistsistas, active late 19th century
Untitled (An 1887 Dated Invoice), from the "Old White Woman Ledger"
about 1880-1890
2007.65.66
Unknown artist ("Old White Woman" Ledger), American / Tsistsistas, active late 19th century
Untitled (Sketch of Three Turkeys), from the "Old White Woman Ledger"
about 1880-1890
2007.65.67
Unknown artist ("Old White Woman" Ledger), American / Tsistsistas, active late 19th century
Untitled (A Tsistsistas (Cheyenne) Man and Three Women), page number 1, from the "Old White Woman Ledger"
about 1880-1890
2007.65.68
Unknown artist ("Old White Woman" Ledger), American / Tsistsistas, active late 19th century
Untitled (A Tsistsistas (Cheyenne) Courting Couple Meet), page number 61, from the "Old White Woman...
about 1880-1890
2007.65.69
Unknown artist ("Old White Woman" Ledger), American / Tsistsistas, active late 19th century
Untitled ("Cheyennes Courting"), page number 5, from the "Old White Woman Ledger"
about 1880-1890
2007.65.70
Unknown artist ("Old White Woman" Ledger), American / Tsistsistas, active late 19th century
Untitled (A Tsistsistas (Cheyenne) Couple Wrapped in a Courting Blanket), page number 192, from the "Old...
about 1880-1890
2007.65.71
Unknown artist ("Old White Woman" Ledger), American / Tsistsistas, active late 19th century
Untitled (A Tsistsistas (Cheyenne) Standing Couple Wrapped in a Courting Blanket), page number 188, from...
about 1880-1890
2007.65.72
Unknown artist ("Old White Woman" Ledger), American / Tsistsistas, active late 19th century
Untitled (A Procession of Tsistsistas (Cheyenne) Warriors), page number 190, from the "Old White Woman...
about 1880-1890
2007.65.74
Unknown artist ("Old White Woman" Ledger), American / Tsistsistas, active late 19th century
Untitled (A Young Tsistsistas (Cheyenne) Initiate with Women at a Sun Dance), page number 57, from the...
about 1880-1890
2007.65.75
Unknown artist ("Old White Woman" Ledger), American / Tsistsistas, active late 19th century
Untitled (Undertaking the Sacred Tsistsistas (Cheyenne) Sun Dance), page number 105, from the "Old White...
about 1880-1890
2007.65.76
Unknown artist ("Old White Woman" Ledger), American / Tsistsistas, active late 19th century
Untitled (Sketch of a Man Reading at his Desk), page number 106, from the "Old White Woman Ledger"
about 1880-1890
2007.65.77
Unknown artist ("Price" Ledger), American / Tsistsistas and/or Inunaina, active late 19th century
Untitled (A Warrior Shoots a Non-Native Man), page number 226, from the "Vincent Price Ledger"
late 19th century
2007.65.96
Unknown artist ("Price" Ledger), American / Tsistsistas and/or Inunaina, active late 19th century
Untitled (Counting Coup on a Woman), page number 225, from the "Vincent Price Ledger"
late 19th century
2007.65.97
Unknown artist ("Old White Woman" Ledger), American / Tsistsistas, active late 19th century
Untitled (A Tsistsistas (Cheyenne) Courting Couple), page number 69, from the "Old White Woman Ledger"
about 1880-1890
2007.88.10
Unknown artist ("Old White Woman" Ledger), American / Tsistsistas, active late 19th century
Untitled (A Tsistsistas (Cheyenne) Couple), page number 27, from the "Old White Woman Ledger"
about 1880-1890
2007.88.11
Short Bull (Tatanka Ptecela), American / Lakota, about 1845 - 1915
Untitled (Short Bull Raiding Two Horses), page number 4, from a Short Bull notebook
about 1885-1890
2007.88.1
Unknown artist ("Price" Ledger), American / Tsistsistas and/or Inunaina, active late 19th century
Untitled (A Warrior Counts Coup on a Non-Native Enemy), page number broken off, from the "Vincent Price...
late 19th century
2007.88.2
Unknown artist ("Price" Ledger), American / Tsistsistas and/or Inunaina, active late 19th century
Untitled (A Man Holding a Parasol Leads a Horse), page number broken off, from the "Vincent Price Ledger"
late 19th century
2007.88.3
Unknown artist ("Price" Ledger), American / Tsistsistas and/or Inunaina, active late 19th century
Untitled (Counting Coup with a Quirt), page number. 169, from the "Vincent Price Ledger"
late 19th century
2007.88.4
Unknown artist ("Price" Ledger), American / Tsistsistas and/or Inunaina, active late 19th century
Untitled (A Warrior Battles Enemies while a Fellow Warrior has Fallen), page number 170, from the...
late 19th century
2007.88.5
Unknown artist ("Price" Ledger), American / Tsistsistas and/or Inunaina, active late 19th century
Untitled (A Warrior Counts Coup on an Enemy), page number 140, from the "Vincent Price Ledger"
late 19th century
2007.88.7
Unknown artist ("Price" Ledger), American / Tsistsistas and/or Inunaina, active late 19th century
Untitled (Counting Coup on Two U.S. Soldiers), page number 57, from the "Vincent Price Ledger"
late 19th century
2007.88.8
Unknown artist ("Price" Ledger), American / Tsistsistas and/or Inunaina, active late 19th century
Untitled (Chaticks Si Chaticks (Pawnee) Warrior Counts Coup on Enemy), page number 58, from the "Vincent...
late 19th century
2007.88.9
Unknown artist ("Price" Ledger), American / Tsistsistas and/or Inunaina, active late 19th century
Untitled (An Inunaina (Arapaho) Warrior Fires Back at U.S. Soldiers), page number 138, from the "Vincent...
late 19th century
d.2004.9
Unknown artist ("Old White Woman" Ledger), American / Tsistsistas, active late 19th century
Untitled (A Tsistsistas (Cheyenne) Warrior Carrying His Shield and Lance), page number 171, from the...
about 1880-1890
2007.65.73
Short Bull (Tatanka Ptecela), American / Lakota, about 1845 - 1915
Untitled (Short Bull Counting Coup on a Chaticks Si Chaticks (Pawnee) Warrior), page number 21, from a...
about 1885-1890
2005.28
Unknown artist ("Douglas" Ledger), American / Tsistsistas, active mid - late 19th century
Untitled (A Tsistsistas (Cheyenne) Warrior Counts Coup on an Enemy), page number 55, from the "Frederic...
1860s
2007.26.1
Unknown artist ("Douglas" Ledger), American / Tsistsistas, active mid - late 19th century
Untitled (A Tsistsistas (Cheyenne) Bowstring Society Warrior), page number 57, from the "Frederic H....
1860s
2007.26.2
Unknown artist ("Price" Ledger), American / Tsistsistas and/or Inunaina, active late 19th century
Untitled (Sketches of Warriors and a Horse), from the "Vincent Price Ledger"
late 19th century
2007.65.102
Unknown artist ("Price" Ledger), American / Tsistsistas and/or Inunaina, active late 19th century
Untitled (Sketch of Warriors and Horses), from the "Vincent Price Ledger"
late 19th century
2007.65.103
Unknown artist ("Price" Ledger), American / Tsistsistas and/or Inunaina, active late 19th century
Untitled (Horses and Buffalo), page number 240, from the "Vincent Price Ledger"
late 19th century
2007.65.104
Unknown artist ("Price" Ledger), American / Tsistsistas and/or Inunaina, active late 19th century
Untitled (Sketch of Two Horses and a Man), from the "Vincent Price Ledger"
late 19th century
2007.65.106
Unknown artist ("Price" Ledger), American / Tsistsistas and/or Inunaina, active late 19th century
Untitled (Two Warriors in Battle), page number 91, from the "Vincent Price Ledger"
late 19th century
2007.65.108
Unknown artist ("Price" Ledger), American / Tsistsistas and/or Inunaina, active late 19th century
Untitled (Horse, War Lance and Footprints), page number 153, from the "Vincent Price Ledger"
late 19th century
2007.65.109
Unknown artist ("Price" Ledger), American / Tsistsistas and/or Inunaina, active late 19th century
Untitled (Two Warriors in Hand-to-Hand Combat), page number 103, from the "Vincent Price Ledger"
late 19th century
2007.65.110