Untitled (Two Different Tsistsistas (Cheyenne) Warrior Societies in a Sham Battle prior to a Medicine Lodge Ceremony), page number 134, from the "Arrow's Elk Society Ledger"
Unknown artist ("Arrow" Ledger), Southern Tsistsistas / American, active late 19th century
Southern Tsistsistas / Suhtai (Cheyenne)
Graphite and colored pencil on laid ledger paper
Sheet (Irreg.): 6 1/8 × 14 13/16 in. (15.5 × 37.7 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
Native American: Plains
Not on view
Preprinted ledger page number, in blue ink, upper right [proper left]: 134; reverse: preprinted ledger page number, in blue ink, upper left [proper right]: 133 [no drawing]
Center for Cartoon Studies, Steven Bissette, Fall 2019
NAS 30.21, Native American Art and Material, Jami Powell, Spring 2020
Morning Star Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico, Summer 1999.
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.
Mike Cowdrey, Arrow's Elk Society Ledger: A Southern Cheyenne Record Of The 1870's, Santa Fe: Morning Star Gallery, 1999, pp. 174-179, no.134, ill., p.175.
Plains Indian Ledger Art Project, ed. Ross Frank, 2005, University of California San Diego, 22 January 2009
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. 69, plate 25.
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.
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