Cannupa Hanska Luger, Mandan, Hidatsa, Arikara, Lakota / American, born 1979
Numakiki (Mandan)
Minitari (Hidatsa)
Sahnish (Arikara)
Lakota (Teton Sioux)



Mixed media life-size buffalo skeleton, sculptural installation; ceramic, steel, ribbon, fiber, and video

Height: 42 in. (106.7 cm)

Width: 80 in. (203.2 cm)

Depth: 80 in. (203.2 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Purchased through the Contemporary Art Fund, the Mrs. Harvey P. Hood W'18 Fund, the Anonymous Fund #144, the Alvin and Mary Bert Gutman 1940 Acquisition Fund and the Acquisition and Preservation of Native American Art Fund



Place Made: United States, North America


21st century

Object Name


Research Area

Native American

Native American: Plains


Not on view

Course History

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

Exhibition History

Species in Peril Along the Rio Grande, September 28 – December 28, 2019, 516 ARTS, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Form and Relation: Contemporary Native American Ceramics, Citrin Family Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, September 9-November 29, 2020.

Publication History

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, with essays by Jami C. Powell, Anya Montiel and Sequoia Miller, Courtney M. Leonard, and Morgan E. Freeman. Form & Relation: Contemporary Native Ceramics, 2020, University of Washington Press (p. 29, 84, 85).


Cannupa Hanska Luger, Glorieta, New Mexico; sold to present collection, 2020.

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