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)


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: 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 to right: Craze Horse figth [sic] Shoshones; inscribed, in graphite, lower left: 37; reverse: [not numbered; no drawing]

Course History

Art History 40.01, American Art And Identity, Mary Coffey, Fall 2023

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.

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

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.

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