Untitled (Three Tsistsistas (Cheyenne) Women and a Man and a Horse), page number 154, 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 1/16 × 14 3/4 in. (15.4 × 37.5 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Purchased through a gift from Mary Alice Kean Raynolds and David R. W. Raynolds, Class of 1949, in honor of Susan and James Wright, 16th President of Dartmouth College

2008.71.3

Geography

Place Made: United States, North America

Period

19th century

Object Name

Ledger Drawing

Research Area

Native American

Drawing

Native American: Plains

Not on view

Inscriptions

Drawn, in graphite, above second figure from the left: glyph [half figure]; above third figure from the left: glyph [horse]; in upper right: glyph [arrow]; preprinted ledger page number, in blue ink, upper right [proper left]: 154; reverse: preprinted ledger page number, in blue ink, upper left [proper right]: 153 [no drawing]

Course History

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

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

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.

Native Ecologies: Recycle, Resist, Protect, Sustain, Owen Robertson Cheatham Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 26-April 21, 2019.

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

Publication History

Mike Cowdrey, Arrow's Elk Society Ledger: A Southern Cheyenne Record Of The 1870's, Santa Fe: Morning Star Gallery, 1999, pp. 198-201, no.154, ill., p.200.

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

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. 71, plate 27; p. 240, figure 7.7.

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 present collection, 2008.

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