Untitled (A Tsistsistas (Cheyenne) Bowstring Society Warrior), page number 57, from the "Frederic H. Douglas Ledger"

Unknown artist ("Douglas" Ledger), Tsistsistas / American, active mid - late 19th century
Tsistsistas / Suhtai (Cheyenne)
Central Plains



Ink, graphite, colored pencil and watercolor on laid ledger paper

Sheet (Irreg.): 7 3/8 × 12 5/16 in. (18.7 × 31.2 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Mark Lansburgh Ledger Drawing Collection; Purchased through the Robert J. Strasenburgh II 1942 Fund and the Julia L. Whittier Fund



Place Made: United States, North America


19th century

Object Name

Ledger Drawing

Research Area

Native American


Native American: Plains

Not on view


Preprinted ledger page number, in blue ink, upper left: 57; reverse: preprinted ledger page number, in blue ink, upper right: 58 [no drawing]

Course History

Art History 40.01, American Art And Identity, Mary Coffey, Fall 2023

Exhibition History

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.

Possibly exhibited Kenneth Canfield Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico, Spring 1990.

Publication History

Mike Cowdrey, The Frederic H. Douglas Ledger manuscript, June 15, 2000, p. 11, ill.

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. 47, plate 3.


Ledger Book, about 1865; collected by Dr. Frederic Huntington Douglas (1897-1956), Denver, Colorado, date unknown; to the Estate of Dr. Frederic Huntington Douglas, Denver, Colorado; [with] Kenneth Canfield Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico, Spring 1990; [pages removed from ledger, date unknown]; sold to Mark Lansburgh, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 1990; sold to present collection, 2007.

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