Untitled (A Tsistsistas (Cheyenne) Warrior Counting Coup on a Baby), page number 21, from the "Arrow's Elk Society Ledger"

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

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about 1874-1875

Graphite, colored pencil, crayon on laid ledger paper

Sheet (Irreg.): 6 1/16 x 14 13/16 in. (15.4 x 37.7 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Mark Lansburgh Ledger Drawing Collection; Gift of Mark Lansburgh, Class of 1949, in honor of James Wright, 16th President of Dartmouth College

2008.75

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]: 21; reverse: preprinted ledger page number, in blue ink, upper right [proper left]: 22 [no drawing]

Course History

NAS 15, HIST 15, American Indians and American Expansion: 1800 to 1924, Colin Calloway, Spring 2014

NAS 38, HIST 38, American Odysseys: Lewis and Clark, American Indians, and the New Nation, Colin Calloway, Winter 2014

NAS 38, HIST 38, American Odysseys: Lewis and Clark, American Indians, and the New Nation, Colin Calloway, Winter 2014

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

NAS 38, HIST 38, American Odysseys: Lewis and Clark, American Indians, and the New Nation, Colin Calloway, Winter 2013

NAS 38, HIST 38, American Odysseys: Lewis and Clark, American Indians, and the New Nation, Colin Calloway, Winter 2013

Exhibition History

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

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.

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. 52-60, no.21, ill., p.53.

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. 62, plate 18; p. 243, figure 7.11.

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; given to present collection, 2008.

This record was created from historic documentation and may not have been reviewed by a curator; it may be inaccurate or incomplete.

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