Untitled (A Tsistsistas (Cheyenne) Courting Couple), page number 69, from the "Old White Woman Ledger"

Unknown artist ("Old White Woman" Ledger), Tsistsistas / American, active late 19th century
Tsistsistas / Suhtai (Cheyenne)
Central Plains


about 1880-1890

Graphite, colored pencil, watercolor on wove ledger paper

Sheet (Irreg.): 7 3/8 × 11 13/16 in. (18.7 × 30 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Mark Lansburgh Ledger Drawing Collection; Gift of Mark Lansburgh, Class of 1949



Place Made: United States, North America


19th century

Object Name

Ledger Drawing

Research Area

Native American


Native American: Plains

Not on view


Inscribed, in graphite, upper center: [name glyph; "Old White Woman"]; preprinted, ledger page number, in blue ink, upper left [proper right]: 69; reverse: preprinted ledger page number, in blue ink, upper right [proper left]: 70 [no drawing]

Exhibition History

Thinking Through Art, Middlebury College Museum of Art, Middlebury, Vermont, January 10-May 4, 2012.

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. 152, plate 106.


From the formerly bound Old White Woman Ledger (46 pages); Mark Lansburgh, Santa Fe, New Mexico, date unknown; given to present collection, 2007.

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