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), Southern Tsistsistas and/or Southern Inunaina / American, 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 × 14 13/16 in. (15.3 × 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



North America, United States


19th century

Object Name

Ledger Drawing


Native American


Native American: Plains

Not on view


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.


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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