Untitled ("School taught by ladies from the hotels who volunteered to help Capt. P."), page number 11, from a Chief Killer sketchbook

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

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about mid-1875-mid-1878

Pen, ink, colored crayon, and graphite on wove slketchbook paper

Sheet: 8 5/8 × 11 1/4 in. (21.9 × 28.6 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Mark Lansburgh Ledger Drawing Collection; Purchased through the Robert J. Strasenburgh II 1942 Fund

D.2003.18.1

Geography/Culture

North America, United States

Period

19th century

Object Name

Ledger Drawing

Classification

Native American

Drawing

Native American: Plains

Not on view

Inscription

Inscribed, in graphite, upper left: School taught by ladies from the hotels / who volunteered to help Capt P.; inscribed, in ink, upper right: Bad Eye Little Medicine / White Bear / [illeg.] [illeg.] White Horse Bears Heart / Chief Killer Howling Wolf; inscribed, in graphite, above center: Mrs. Murray; inscribed, in graphite, right center edge: Mrs Carruthers / + / her class; inscribed, in graphite, lower right edge: Mrs Gibbs; inscribed, in graphite, bottom center edge: School of Fort Marion; inscribed, in ink, upper left: [within rectangle] DO MASMt; inscribed, in ink, upper right: [within rectangle] BAD PIG / RAN CUP PIG / MAN PIN; inscribed, in ink, lower left: [within rectangle] GOD he HEM; inscribed, in ink, lower right: [within rectangle] WOn In my; inscribed, on teacher's book, in ink, upper right: AXDOg AS / COMOOY; inscribed, on teacher's book, in ink, upper center: COMO / MNHIE; inscribed, on teacher's book, in ink, lower right: ASDSEN / MNYDO; reverse: [drawing D.2003.18.2]

Course History

SART 22, Figure Drawing, Brenda Garand, Winter 2015

NAS 8, Perspectives in Native American Studies, Vera Palmer, Fall 2014

NAS 8, Perspectives in Native American Studies, Vera Palmer, Fall 2014

NAS 8, Perspectives in Native American Studies, Vera Palmer, Spring 2014

NAS 8, Perspectives in Native American Studies, Vera Palmer, Spring 2014

WRIT 5, Identity in the Migration Memoir, Lisa Lopez Synder, Winter 2014

WRIT 5, Identity in the Migration Memoir, Lisa Lopez Synder, Winter 2014

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

NAS 8, Perspectives in Native American Studies, Vera Palmer, Spring 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

Picturing Change: The Impact of Ledger Drawing on Native American Art, Alvin P. Gutman Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, December 11, 2004-May 15, 2005.

Perspectives: Native American Art from the Hood Museum of Art's Collection, Perspective in Native Studies, NAS 8, Spring 2014, Vera Palmer, Teaching Exhibition, Ivan Albright Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, March 24-June 16, 2014.

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.

Morning Star Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 1987.

Publication History

Szabo, Joyce M. 1994. Howling Wolf and the History of Ledger Art, Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, p. 54.

Colin G. Calloway, First Peoples: A Documentary Survey of American Indian History, Boston: Bedford/St. Martin's, 2012, p. 473

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. 101, plate 57; p. 208, figure 5.8.

Barbara Thompson, Picturing Change: The Impact of Ledger Drawing on Native American Art, [brochure], Hanover: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 2004, p. 473, ill.7.5

Barbara J. MacAdam, Marks of Distinction, Two Hundred Years of American Drawings and Watercolors from the Hood Museum of Art, Manchester, Vermont: Hudson Hills Press, 2005, pp. 41, ill. p. 230..

Angela Rosenthal and David Bindman, No Laughing Matter: Visual Humor in Ideas of Race, Nationality, and Ethnicity, Hanover, New Hampshire: Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, 2003

Provenance

Morning Star Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico, date uknown; sold to Mark Lansburgh, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 1990; sold to present collection, 2003.

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