Dancing at Poplar River

Darryl Growing Thunder, Assiniboine / Nakota / American, born about 1968
Assiniboine Nakota
Nakota (Yankton Sioux)
Northern Plains


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Colored pencil and ink on eight paper ledger pages

Overall: 20 5/16 × 30 1/2 in. (51.6 × 77.4 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Purchased through the Robert Strasenburgh II 1942 Fund

© Darryl Growing Thunder



Place Made: United States, North America


21st century

Object Name

Ledger Drawing

Research Area

Native American


Native American: Plains

Not on view


Signed and dated, in ink, lower to upper right: [copyright symbol] 2008 Darryl Growing Thunder ~ Assiniboine Sioux Fort Peck Resv. Montana [in script, oriented vertically to drawing with left at bottom]; titled, in ink, upper center: "Wahcinca Wakpa ekta wacipi" / Dancing at Poplar River; inscribed, in ink, throughout: [lists of names, occupations, wages, etc. in relation to the payroll, original to the ledgers, oriented with the sheet vertical to the drawing with left at top]

Course History

Studio Art 77.01, Senior Seminar II, Karol Kawiaka, Spring 2023

Studio Art 77.02, Senior Seminar II, Jen Caine, Spring 2023

Exhibition History

Contemporary Native American Ledger Art: Drawing on Tradition, Alvin P. Gutman Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, August 14-December 19, 2010.


The artist, Poplar, Montana; sold to present collection, 2008.

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