Untitled (Inunaina (Arapaho) Warrior Counts Coup on an Enemy, possibly a Chaticks Si Chaticks (Pawnee) Warrior), page number 48, 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 × 18 3/4 in. (15.3 × 47.7 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


Inscribed, in iron gall ink, lower center: Pawnee; drawn, upper center: name glyph [animal figure]; preprinted ledger page number, in blue ink, upper right: 48; reverse: preprinted ledger page number, in blue ink, upper left: 47 [no drawing]

Course History

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

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. 25, figure 2.5; p. 88, plate 44.


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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