Inscribed, in black ink, upper center: 4 U.S. Soldiers against [struck out]; inscribed, in black ink, upper left to right: A Scene from Genl Custer's Battle of the / Washita where [20 cross out] Major Elliot and 20 of / his men were cut off and all killed; watermark: J. Whatman / 1858; reverse: [drawing 2007.65.36]
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, The Mark Lansburgh Collection of Kiowa Drawings, manuscript, San Luis Obispo, California, January 2000, p. 29-31, 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. 28, figure 2.11; p. 142, plate 97.
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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