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.

 

Pack Basket

Pack Basket

Native American PACK BASKET Artist: Leslie Nicholas Culture/People: Maliseet Place: Maine in the United States, New Brunswick, mainland Nova Scotia, Cape Breton Island, Prince Edward Island, and some of Quebec Media: Oak splint natural undyed, commercial belt straps,...
Vegetable Basket

Vegetable Basket

Native American VEGETABLE BASKET Artist: Unknown Culture/People: Haudenosaunee (Seneca attrib.) Place: New York State Media: Brown ash splint, pigment Dims: 4 x 13 x 13 in. (10 x 33 x 33 cm) Date: Late 19th/early 20th C. Description:The gentle winds soothe and sway...
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...