Untitled (A Tsistsistas (Cheyenne) Man Watching Two Women), page number 34, from the "Arrow's Elk Society Ledger"

Unknown artist ("Arrow" Ledger), American / Southern Tsistsistas, active late 19th century, Southern Tsistsistas / Suhtai (Cheyenne), Central Plains, Plains

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about 1874-1875

Graphite and colored pencil on laid ledger paper mounted on laid ledger paper

Sheet (Irreg.): 6 1/8 x 14 13/16 in. (15.5 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

2007.65.23

Geography/Culture

North America, United States

Period

19th century

Object Name

Ledger Drawing

Classification

Native American

Drawing

Native American: Plains

Not on view

Inscription

Preprinted ledger page number, in blue ink, upper right [proper left]: 34; reverse: preprinted ledger page number, in blue ink, upper left [proper right]: 33 [no drawing]

Exhibition History

Possibly exhibited Calvin-Morris, Inc., New York, date unknown.

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.

Morning Star Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico, Summer 1999.

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. 63, plate 19.

Plains Indian Ledger Art Project, ed. Ross Frank, 2005, University of California San Diego, 22 January 2009 .

Mike Cowdrey, Arrow's Elk Society Ledger: A Southern Cheyenne Record Of The 1870's, Santa Fe: Morning Star Gallery, 1999, pp. 73-75, no.34, ill., p.74.

Provenance

The Arrow's Elk Society Ledger Book was collected by Sallie C. Maffet, Darlington Agency, the Agency of the Cheyenne-Arapaho Reservation, Indian Territory (Oklahoma), 1882; in the collection of the Maffet family by descent; sold at Sotheby's, New York, 1997; sold to Morning Star Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico; [pages removed from the book, Summer 1999]; sold to Mark Lansburgh, Santa Fe, New Mexico, date unknown; acquired by present collection through a partial gift and partial purchase, 2007.

Old Number

Lansburgh no.: 22

This record was created from historic documentation and may not have been reviewed by a curator; it may be inaccurate or incomplete.

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