Untitled (A Tsistsistas (Cheyenne) or Inunaina (Arapaho) Warrior Counts Coup on a Non-Native Enemy), page number 18, from the "Carl S. Dentzel Ledger"

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

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about 1875-1878

Graphite and colored pencil on laid ledger paper

Sheet (Irreg.): 6 x 14 13/16 in. (15.3 x 37.7 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: 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

2007.65.12

Geography/Culture

North America, United States

Period

19th century

Object Name

Ledger Drawing

Classification

Native American

Drawing

Native American: Plains

Not on view

Inscription

Inscribed, in script, in brown ink, lower center, below horse: white man [white man's hat]; inscribed, in brown ink, upper right, next to warrior: Cheyenne / (wolf coming out); drawn, in graphite above script [animal name glyph]; preprinted ledger page number, in blue ink, upper right: 18; reverse: preprinted ledger page number, in blue ink, upper left: 17 [no drawing]

Publication History

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 2.2; p. 87, plate 43.

Provenance

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.

Old Number

Lansburgh no.: 12

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