Untitled (Warrior on a Buffalo Hunt), from the "Robert Allen Guthrie Notebook"

Howling Wolf (Ho-na-nist-to), Southern Tsistsistas / American, 1849 - 1927, Southern Tsistsistas / Suhtai (Cheyenne), Central Plains, Plains


about 1874-1875

Watercolor, ink and crayon on wove blue lined notebook paper

Sheet (Irreg.): 5 11/16 × 7 3/16 in. (14.5 × 18.2 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

On view


On reverse, lower right, stamped, in blue ink: LANSBURGH [semi-circle] / in graphite, 1987; reverse: [no drawing]

Course History

NAS 30.21, Native American Art and Material, Jami Powell, Spring 2020

Center for Cartoon Studies, Steven Bissette, Fall 2019

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

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

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. 15, figure 1.6; p. 80, plate 36.


Possibly from the ledger book owned by Robert Allen Guthrie, Topeka, Kansas, 1874; Joe Rivera, Mission, South Dakota [in partnership with Dennis Lessard, scholar of Native American Art]; to H. Malcolm Grimmer, Santa Fe, New Mexico; sold to Morning Star Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico, about 1981; sold to Mark Lansburgh, Santa Fe, New Mexico, about 1988; acquired by present collection through a partial gift and partial purchase, 2007.

Old Number

Lansburgh no.: 9

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