Gourd Dance

Stephen Mopope, Ka'igwu / American, 1898 - 1974
Ka'igwu (Kiowa)
Southern Plains


before 1930

Opaque and transparent watercolor over graphite on gray wove paper

Sheet: 8 7/16 × 11 9/16 in. (21.4 × 29.4 cm)

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



Place Made: United States, North America


20th century

Object Name


Research Area

Native American


Native American: Plains

Not on view


Signed, lower right: Mopope

Exhibition History

Exhibition of American Indian Painting and Crafts of the Southwest, 1915-1940, Taylor Hall, Vassar College Art Gallery, Poughkeepsie, New York, February 1941.

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

Publication History

Exhibition of American Indian Painting and Crafts of the Southwest, 1915-1940, Poughkeepsie: Vassar College Art Gallery, 1941, no. 34.

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. 108, ill. p. 241.


Purchased by Miss Elizabeth White (1878-1972), Santa Fe, New Mexico for Abby Aldrich Rockefeller (1874-1948), New York, 1930; given to present collection, 1935.

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