Untitled (Short Bull in Battle against the Chaticks Si Chaticks (Pawnee)), page number 23, from a Short Bull notebook

Short Bull (Tatanka Ptecela), Lakota / American, about 1845 - 1915
Lakota (Teton Sioux)


about 1885-1890

Colored pencil, ink, watercolor and graphite on wove blue lined notebook paper

Sheet (Irreg.): 7 11/16 × 10 in. (19.6 × 25.4 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 iron gall ink, upper left, in script: Pawnea [sic] tribe of Indian [sic]; upper right above figure: Short Bull; inscribed, in graphite, lower left: 23; on reverse, lower right, in graphite: 156 [no drawing]

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.

Native Paths, American Indian Art from the Collection of Charles and Valerie Diker, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York, May 7, 1998 - January 2, 2000.

Publication History

Allen Wardwell, Editor, Native Paths, American Indian Art from the Collection of Charles and Valerie Diker, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1998, p. 19, ill. no. 6.

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. 174, plate 128.


Short Bull (about 1845-1915), Rosebud Reservation, South Dakota; given to Natalie Curtis Burlin (1875-1921), about 1906; to her husband, Paul Burlin (1886-1969), Santa Fe, New Mexico, 1922; Sotheby's New York, Fine American Indian Art, December 2, 1987, lot 141 (23); Mark Lansburgh, Santa Fe, New Mexico; Charles and Valerie Diker, New York, New York; Mark Lansburgh, Santa Fe, New Mexico; acquired by present collection through a partial gift and partial purchase, 2007.

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