Untitled (A Warrior Fires Upon a Fleeing Enemy), page number 48, from the "Peter W. Edwards Ledger"

Unknown artist ("Edwards" Ledger), Southern Inunaina and/or Southern Tsistsistas, active mid - late 19th century, Southern Inunaina (Arapaho) and / or Southern Tsistsistas / Suhtai (Cheyenne), Central Plains, Plains



Graphite and colored pencil on laid ledger paper

Sheet (Irreg.): 7 5/8 x 12 3/8 in. (19.4 x 31.5 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



North America, United States


19th century

Object Name

Ledger Drawing


Native American


Native American: Plains

Not on view


Inscribed, in graphite, in script, above left figure: Ute; inscribed, in blue pencil, in script, above right figure: [illegible, possibly uo] white bird; followed by: [name glyph: "White Bird"]; preprinted ledger sheet number, in blue ink, upper right: 48; reverse: preprinted ledger page number, in blue ink, upper left: 47 [drawing 2007.65.4]

Course History

NAS 30.2, ARTH 16, Plains Ledger Drawings and Their Complexities, Joyce Szabo, Summer 2013

Exhibition History

The Edwards Ledger Drawings: Folk Art by Arapaho Warriors, David A. Schorsch, New York, New York, January 16-March 14, 1990.

Possibly exhibited 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.

Publication History

Petersen, Karen Daniels, The Edwards Ledger Drawings: Folk Art by Arapaho Warriors. New York: David A. Schorsch, Inc., 1990.

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. 51, plate 7.


Ledger book collected by Peter W. Edwards (1822/24-1872), Waukegan, Illinois; to his eldest daughter, Ida Edwards; to her son, George Williams; to his son, G. Kent Williams; with David A. Schorsch, New York, 1990; with H. Malcolm Grimmer, Santa Fe, New Mexico, date unknown; 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.: 5

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