Untitled ("Chief Killer and Friends Killing Buffalos (sic)"), page number 7, from a Chief Killer sketchbook

Chief Killer (Noh-hu-nah-wih), Southern Tsistsistas, 1849 - 1922, Southern Tsistsistas / Suhtai (Cheyenne), Central Plains, Plains


about mid-1875-mid-1878

Colored pencil, crayon, graphite and ink on wove sketchbook paper

Sheet: 8 9/16 x 11 1/4 in. (21.7 x 28.6 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Mark Lansburgh Ledger Drawing Collection; Purchased through the Mrs. Harvey P. Hood W '18 Fund



North America, United States


19th century

Object Name

Ledger Drawing


Native American


Native American: Plains

Not on view


Inscribed, upper left, in graphite: Cutting up the / buffalo; numbered, in graphite, upper right: 7; inscribed, in ink, lower center: Chief Killer + Friends Killing Buffalos; reverse: [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.

Nineteenth-Century Ledger Drawings, The Lansburgh Collection, Nedra Matteucci Galleries, Santa Fe, New Mexico, August 10-31, 2000.

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. 100, plate 56.

Nineteenth-Century Ledger Drawings, The Lansburgh Collection, [brochure], Santa Fe: Nedra Matteucci Galleries, 2000, ill.


Mark Lansburgh, Santa Fe, New Mexico; sold to present collection, 2008.

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