Untitled (White Swan in Battle with an Apsaalooke (Crow) Warrior)

White Swan, Apsaalooke / American, 1851 - 1904
Apsáalooke (Crow / Absaroke)
Northern Plains


about 1890

Graphite and colored pencil on wove canvas paper

Sheet (Irreg.): 7 1/2 × 12 5/16 in. (19 × 31.3 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, on reverse, in graphite, upper right, in inscript: Mrs. E. P. Green / 17958 Hatton / Reseda Di 2-8323; stamped, lower left, in ink: LANSBURGH [semi-circle] / in graphite, 1987

Course History

NAIS 8.01, Perspectives in Native American Studies, Heid Erdrich, Fall 2022

Exhibition History

Peripheral Visions(s): Perspectives on the "Indian" image by 19th century Northern Plains warrior-artists, McMaster University Museum of Art, Hamilton, Ontario, August 24-December 20, 2019.

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. 180, plate 134.

Chartrand, Rheanne, Gerald McMaster, Janet Catherine Berlo, Paul Chaat Smith, and Jeff Thomas. Revision(s). Ontario: McMaster University, 2019. page 118


The artist; possibly given to the artist Eldridge Ayer Burbank (1858-1949), about 1897; acqured by Mrs. E. P. Green, 17958 Hatton Street, Reseda, California, date unknown; sold to Marilyn Pink Gallery, Los Angeles, California, date unknown; sold to H. Malcolm Grimmer of Morning Star Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico, April 1986; sold to Mark Lansburgh, Santa Fe, New Mexico, by 1987; acquired by present collection through a partial gift and partial purchase, 2007.

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