Untitled (A Gaigwa (Kiowa) Warrior Fires upon a Mexican) [right-side of a two page composition], and Untitled (A Gaigwa (Kiowa) Warrior Counts Coup on a Non-Native Man), from an unidentified sketchbook

Unknown artist ("Kiowa-Mexican"), Ka'igwu and/or Mexican / American, active late 19th century
Ka'igwu (Kiowa) and/or Mexican
Central Plains


late 19th century

Graphite, colored pencil (?), crayon and ink on wove sketchbook paper

Sheet (Irreg.): 9 × 13 3/16 in. (22.9 × 33.5 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 black ink, upper center: Mexican while about to rope the Indian / in front of him is shot from the rear by / another Indian; reverse: [drawing 2007.65.34]

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.

Publication History

Mike Cowdrey, The Mark Lansburgh Collection of Kiowa Drawings, manuscript, San Luis Obispo, California, January 2000, p. 10-11, ill.

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. 139, plate 94B.


Possibly with Morning Star Gallery, 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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