Untitled (A Tsistsistas (Cheyenne) Warrior Counts Coup on a Soldier), page number 64, from the "Carl S. Dentzel Ledger"

Unknown artist ("Dentzel" Ledger), Southern Tsistsistas and/or Southern Inunaina / American, active late 19th century
Southern Tsistsistas (Cheyenne) and/or Southern Inunaina (Arapaho)
Central Plains


about 1875-1878

Graphite and colored pencil on laid ledger paper

Sheet (Irreg.): 6 1/16 × 14 13/16 in. (15.4 × 37.6 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Mark Lansburgh Ledger Drawing Collection; Partial gift of Mark Lansburgh, Class of 1949; and partial purchase through the Mrs. Harvey P. Hood W'18 Fund, and the Offices of the President and Provost of Dartmouth College



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 right: 64; reverse: preprinted ledger page number, in blue ink, upper left: 63 [no drawing]

Exhibition History

American Indian Art: Form and Tradition, Walker Art Center, Baltimore, Maryland; Indian Art Association; The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, October 22-December 31, 1972.

Publication History

American Indian Art: Form and Tradition, Walker Art Center, Baltimore, Maryland, 1972, p. 16, fig. 12, checklist number 745.

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. 22, figure 2.1; p. 89, plate 45.


Ledger Book drawn about 1875; collected in Fort Reno, Indian Territory [El Reno, Oklahoma], in 1878; collected by Dr. Carl Schaefer Dentzel (1913-1980), date unknown; Morning Star Gallery, Inc., Santa Fe, New Mexico, possibly after 1980; Mark Lansburgh, Santa Fe, New Mexico, date unknown; acquired by present collection through a partial gift and partial purchase, 2007.

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