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Double-sided Ledger Drawing depicting Chief Killer hunting turkies | Donald Ellis Gallery
Double-sided Ledger Drawing depicting a Kiowa Camp at Fort Sill | Donald Ellis Gallery

Ledger Drawing

attributed to Noh Hu Nah Wih (Chief Killer, 1849-1922)
Central Plains

ca. 1875-78

graphite, crayon and coloured pencil on paper

height: 8 ½"
width: 11"

Inventory # P3922


Recto: a handwritten inscription in the bottom left corner reads “Chief Killer among the turkies on the Canadian O.I.”/Verso: a handwritten inscription in the bottom right reads “Kiowa Camp at Fort Sill.”


Metropolitan Museum of Art, Native Paths, American Indian Art from the Collection of Charles and Valerie Diker, May 7, 1998 to January 2, 2000
National Museum of the American Indian, First American Art, The Charles and Valerie Diker Collection, April 24, 2003 to May 29, 2006
Fairfield University Art Museum, Picturing History: Ledger Drawings of the Plains Indians. Fairfield, CT, September 27 - December 20, 2017


Native Paths, Wardwell, Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1998, pg. 22

First American Art, Bernstein and McMaster, Seattle, University of Washington Press, 2004, pg. 97

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