Untitled ("School taught by ladies from the hotels who volunteered to help Capt. P."), page number 11; Untitled ("Sioux Lodge"), page number 12, from a Chief Killer sketchbook

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


about mid-1875-mid-1878

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

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

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



Place Made: United States, North America


19th century

Object Name

Ledger Drawing

Research Area

Native American


Native American: Plains

Not on view


Inscribed, in graphite, upper right: 12; inscribed, in ink, bottom center: Sioux Lodge; reverse: [drawing D.2003.18.1]

Course History

NAIS 8.01, Perspectives in Native American Studies, Heid Erdrich, Fall 2022

Art History 40.01, American Art And Identity, Mary Coffey, Fall 2023

Publication History

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..

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. 102, plate 58; p. 208, figure 5.9.


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

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