Untitled ("Mexican Traders Coming to Cheyenne Village"), page number 5 and Untitled ("Arapahoes after a Ute Village"), page number 6, from a Chief Killer sketchbook

Chief Killer (Noh-hu-nah-wih), Southern Tsistsistas, 1849 - 1922
Southern Tsistsistas / Suhtai (Cheyenne)
Central Plains


about mid-1875-mid-1878

Colored pencil, crayon, graphite, ink and watercolor on wove sketchbook paper

Sheet (Irreg.): 8 5/8 × 11 1/4 in. (21.9 × 28.6 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


Inscribed, lower left, in black ink over graphite: Mexican traders / Coming To Cheyenne / village; inscribed, in graphite, upper right: 5; reverse: 6 [drawing 2007.65.21]

Publication History

Szabo, Joyce M. 1994. Howling Wolf and the History of Ledger Art. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press. p. 54, 55, 69, 75.

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. 37, figure 3.3; p. 98, plate 54; p. 201, figure 5.1; p. 210, figure 5.10 (detail).


Mark Lansburgh, Santa Fe, New Mexico, date unknown; acquired by present collection through a partial gift and partial purchase, 2007.

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