Untitled (Crazy Horse Fighting the Apsaalooke (Crow)), page number 37, from a Short Bull notebook

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


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about 1885-1890

Graphite, ink, watercolor on wove blue lined notebook paper

Sheet (Irreg.): 7 5/8 × 10 in. (19.3 × 25.4 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



North America, United States


19th century

Object Name

Ledger Drawing


Native American


Native American: Plains

Not on view


Inscribed, in iron gall ink, upper left to right: Craze Horse figth [sic] Shoshones; inscribed, in graphite, lower left: 37; reverse: [not numbered; 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.

Publication History

McCoy, Ronald, "Short Bull: Lakota Visionary, Historian and Artist," American Indian Art Magazine (Summer 1992): 54-65, no.8, ill., p.61.

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. 14, figure 1.5; p. 178, plate 132.

Chartrand, Rheanne, Gerald McMaster, Janet Catherine Berlo, Paul Chaat Smith, and Jeff Thomas. Revision(s). Ontario: McMaster University, 2019. pp. 63, 110, 117.


Short Bull (about 1845-1915), Rosebud Reservation, South Dakota; given to Natalie Curtis Burlin (1875-1921), about 1909; possibly with Morning Star Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico, date unknown; Mark Lansburgh, Santa Fe, New Mexico, date unknown; acquired by present collection through a partial gift and partial purchase, 2007.

Old Number

Lansburgh no.: 70

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