Comanche Dance

Velino Shije Herrera (Ma-Pe-Wi), Zia Pueblo / American, 1902 - 1973
Zia Pueblo (Tsia)


before 1930

Opaque and transparent watercolor over graphite on (Crescent) illustration board

Sheet: 9 7/8 × 14 15/16 in. (25.1 × 38 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of Abby Aldrich Rockefeller



Place Made: Zia Pueblo, United States, North America


20th century

Object Name


Research Area

Native American


Native American: Southwest

Not on view


Signed, lower right, in red ink: MA-PE-WI

Exhibition History

Exposition of Indian Tribal Arts, Inc., sponsored by College Art Association, New York, no. 162, toured the United States and Europe, 1931-1933.

Gifts of Abby Aldrich Rockefeller, Carpenter Hall Galleries, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, June 11-July 11, 1976.

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.

The Arts of Native America: Studio Painting, Dartmouth College Museum & Galleries, Lower Jewett Corridor, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, May 8-June 3, 1979.

Publication History

Catalogue: Exposition of Indian Tribal Arts, Inc., 578 Madison Avenue, New York, Endorsed and Circulated through the College Art Association, 1931, no. 162 (lent by Dr. Edgar L. Hewett).

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, ill. p. 237.


Dr. Edgar L. Hewett (1865-1946), Santa Fe, New Mexico, by 1931; Abby Aldrich Rockefeller (1874-1948); given to present collection, 1935.

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