Untitled (Tsistsistas (Cheyenne) Warriors on Horseback), page number 161, from the "Arrow's Elk Society Ledger"

Unknown artist ("Arrow" Ledger), Southern Tsistsistas / American, active late 19th century, Southern Tsistsistas / Suhtai (Cheyenne), Central Plains, Plains

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about 1874-1875

Graphite and colored pencil on laid ledger paper

Sheet (Irreg.): 6 1/8 × 14 13/16 in. (15.5 × 37.7 cm)

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

2008.70.3

Geography/Culture

North America, United States

Period

19th century

Object Name

Ledger Drawing

Classification

Native American

Drawing

Native American: Plains

Not on view

Inscription

Preprinted ledger page number, in blue ink, upper left [proper right]: 161; reverse: preprinted ledger page number, in blue ink, upper right [proper left]: 162 [drawing 2008.70.4]

Exhibition History

Possibly exhibited Morning Star Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico, Summer 1999.

Native Ecologies: Recycle, Resist, Protect, Sustain, Owen Robertson Cheatham Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, October 22-December 30, 2019.

Publication History

Plains Indian Ledger Art Project, ed. Ross Frank, 2005, University of California San Diego, 22 January 2009 .

Mike Cowdrey, Arrow's Elk Society Ledger: A Southern Cheyenne Record Of The 1870's, Santa Fe: Morning Star Gallery, 1999, pp. 204-205, no.161, ill., p.204.

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, ill. p. ii-iii (detail); p. 74, plate 30.

Provenance

The Arrow's Elk Society Ledger Book was collected by Sallie C. Maffet, Darlington Agency, the Agency of the Cheyenne-Arapaho Reservation, Indian Territory (Oklahoma), 1882; in the collection of the Maffet family by descent; sold at Sotheby's, New York, 1997; sold to Morning Star Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico; [pages removed from the book, Summer 1999]; sold to Mark Lansburgh, Santa Fe, New Mexico, date unknown; sold to present collection, 2008.

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