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.

 

Lacrosse Stick

Lacrosse Stick

Native American Lacrosse Stick Artist: Unknown Culture/People: Ho-Chunk, attrib. Place: Wisconsin, United States Media: Probably hickory wood, wire, rawhide webbing Dims: 28.34 x 4 in. (71.9 x 10.16 cm). Date: c. 1850 Description: Lacrosse is the true American game,...
Tea Set

Tea Set

Native American Tea Set Artist: Josephine Assinewai (Assiniwie) Culture/People: Odawa Place: Wikwemikong, Manitoulin Island, Ontario Media: Birchbark, porcupine quills, sweetgrass, dye, and thread Dims: variable Date: 1992 Description: Josephine Assinewai (Assiniwie)...
Quiver

Quiver

Native American Quiver Artist: Unknown Culture/People: Tanana Place: Alaska, United States Media: Caribou hide, and ceramic and glass beads Dims: 7.5 x 26 in. (19 x 66 cm). Date: c. 1880-1900 Description: This quiver, designed to hold arrows and perhaps a bow, can be...
Belt

Belt

Native American Belt Artist: Unknown Culture/People: Northern Athabascan Place: Athabaska, United States Media: Quill, beads, velvet, and cotton string Dims: 30.25 x 1.75 in. (76.8 x 4.4 cm) Date: c.1870 Description: This belt/sash is constructed of tightly woven...
Wool Purse with Strap

Wool Purse with Strap

Native American Wool Purse with Strap Artist: Unknown Culture/People: Dene Place: Fort Providence, NWT Media: Wool, beads, tufted moose hair, and commercial cotton lining Dims: 9.5 x 11.25 in. (24 x 28.5 cm) Date: c. 1990s Description: This stunning wool and moose...