Untitled ("Cheyennes on a visit to the Sioux"), page number 37, from a Chief Killer sketchbook

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


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about mid-1875-mid-1878

Graphite, colored pencil, and red ink 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: Plateau

Not on view


Inscribed, in graphite, upper left: 37; inscribed, in graphite, center: Sioux at home; inscribed, in black ink over graphite, lower center: Cheyennes on a / visit to the Sioux; reverse: number 38

Course History

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

Center for Cartoon Studies, Steven Bissette, Fall 2019

Exhibition History

Native American Ledger Drawings from the Hood Museum of Art: The Mark Lansburgh Collection, Friends and Owen Robertson Cheatham Galleries, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, October 2-December 19, 2010.

Possibly exhibited Nedra Matteucci Galleries, Santa Fe, New Mexico, "The Lansburgh Collection," August 10-31, 2000.

Publication History

Native American Ledger Drawing Book, Morning Star Gallery, Tokyo: Parco Co., Ltd., p. 22 [page not numberd], date unknown.

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. 38, figure 3.4; p. 104, plate 60.


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

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