Untitled (Short Bull Counting Coup on a Chaticks Si Chaticks (Pawnee) Warrior), page number 21, from a Short Bull notebook

Short Bull (Tatanka Ptecela), Lakota / American, about 1845 - 1915
Lakota (Teton Sioux)


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about 1885-1890

Watercolor, graphite, ink, colored pencil on wove blue lined notebook paper

Overall: 7 3/4 × 10 in. (19.7 × 25.4 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Mark Lansburgh Ledger Drawing Collection; Gift of Ann H. and Harte C. Crow



Place Made: United States, North America


19th century

Object Name

Ledger Drawing

Research Area

Native American

Native American: Plains

Not on view


Inscribed, in iron gall ink, upper left: Pawnea e [sic] tribe of indians; upper right edge: short Bull; inscribed, in graphite, lower left: 21; reverse: [no drawing]; inscribed, "For Anita & Bob with respect, appreciation & friendship. Mark Lansburgh 1989"

Course History

NAS 30.2, ARTH 16, Plains Ledger Drawings and Their Complexities, Joyce Szabo, Summer 2013

Exhibition History

A Space for Dialogue 31, Myth of the Noble Savage, Meghan Rice, Class of 2006, Special Projects Intern, Main Lobby, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, April 3-May 21, 2006.

Native American Ledger Drawings from the Hood Museum of Art: The Mark Lansburgh Collection, Friends and Owen Robertson Cheatham Galleries, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, October 2-December 19, 2010.

Publication History

Meghan Rice, A Space for Dialogue 31, Myth of the Noble Savage, Hanover, New Hampshire,: Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, 2006, ill. p. 1.

Colin G. Calloway, Editor, Ledger Narratives, The Plains Indian Drawings of the Lansburgh Collection at Dartmouth College, Norman: University of Oklahoma Press (published in cooperation with the Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire), 2012, p. 173, plate 127.


Short Bull (about 1845-1915), Rosebud Reservation, South Dakota; given to Natalie Curtis Burlin (1875-1921), Morning Star Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico, date unknown; sold to Mark Lansburgh, Santa Fe, New Mexico, June 23, 1997; given to Harte C. and Ann H. Crow, Etna, New Hampshire, 1989; given to present collection, 2005..

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