Category: Native American

The Coe has over 1,770 Native-American objects, spanning many years—from ages past to contemporary artists who interpret their rich heritages to tell their stories in their own unique voices. This is just a very small sample of what you can see at the Coe.

 

Cottage

Cottage

Native American Cottage Artist: Irene Desmoulin Culture/People: Odawa Place: Manitoulin Island, Ontario, Canada Media: Birchbark, porcupine quills, sweetgrass, and commercial dye Dims: 7.25 x 9 x 7 in. (18.4 x 22.8 x 17.7 cm). Date: 2000 Description: We are quick to...
Corn Basket

Corn Basket

Native American Corn Basket Artist: Elsie Stone Holiday (b. 1964) Culture/People: Diné [Navajo] Place: Southwest United States Media: Reed with commercial dye Dims: Diameter 13.75 in. (34.7 cm). Date: c. 2006 Description:             ...
Fancy Basket

Fancy Basket

Native American Fancy Basket Artist: Unknown Culture/People: Seneca (attrib.) Place: New York State, Northeast United States Media: Brown ash splint, vegetal dye Dims: 4.5 x 8 in. (11.4 x 20.3 cm). Date: Late 19th C. Description: The heavy configuration of the design...
Doll House Furniture

Doll House Furniture

Native American Doll House Furniture (Rocker, Sofa, Bed, and Chair) Artist: Clara Neptune Keezer Culture/People: Passamaquoddy Place: Point Pleasant, Maine, United States Media: Brown ash splint, sweetgrass, and fabric Dims: variable Date: c.1980 Description: Clara...
Doll

Doll

Native American Doll Artist: Neva Rivers Culture/People: Yup’ik Place: Hooper Bay, Alaska Media: Sealskin, seal gut, seal fur, reindeer fur, beads, wool, and whalebone Dims: 12.5 x 12 in. (31.75 x 30.48 cm). Date: c. 1975 Description: Neva Rivers (Paniyagaq) (Yup’ik)...