Untitled (A Warrior Counts Coup on a Chaticks Si Chaticks (Pawnee) Warrior), page number 110, 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

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1860s

Graphite and colored pencil on laid ledger paper

Sheet (Irreg.): 7 11/16 x 12 3/8 in. (19.5 x 31.4 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

2007.65.6

Geography/Culture

North America, United States

Period

19th century

Object Name

Ledger Drawing

Classification

Native American

Drawing

Native American: Plains

Not on view

Inscription

Inscribed, in blue pencil, in script, above left figure: Pawnee; inscribed, in graphite and orange pencil, in script, above right figure: Heap of Bears; inscribed, in graphite, upper right: [name glyph: (bear with hash marks); "Heap of Bears"]; preprinted ledger page number, in blue ink, upper right: 110; reverse: preprinted ledger page number, in blue ink, upper stamp: 109 [no drawing]

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, Inc., Santa Fe, New Mexico, date unknown.

Possibly exhibited Medicine Man Gallery, Inc. [J. Mark Sublette], Tucson, Arizona, date unknown.

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. 52, plate 8; p. 244, figure 7.13.

Provenance

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.: 6

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