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. Schedule a private tour or visit us on First Fridays (1 to 4 p.m). to hear the engaging stories behind the objects.

Pheasant Pin

Pheasant Pin

Native American Pheasant Pin Artist: Dale Edaakie Culture/People: Zuni Place: New Mexico Media: Silver, inlaid mother of pearl, opal, and coral Dims: 5.5 x 3.5 in. Date: c.2007 Description: This pin is eye catching. It’s shaped like an actual pheasant. It’s...
Seed Jar

Seed Jar

Native American Seed JarArtist: Grace ChinoCulture/People: Acoma PuebloPlace: New MexicoMedia: Clay and pigmentDims: 4 x 4.5 in.Date: c. 1990Description: Grace Chino was from Acoma Pueblo, and is well known for her distinguished pottery. I got in contact with her...
Chilkat

Chilkat

Native American ChilkatArtist: UnkownCulture/People: Tlingit or HaidaPlace: Alaska or British ColumbiaMedia: Mountain goat and commercial sheep’s wool, cedar bark, dyesDims: 48 x 61 in.Date: c. 1850Description: The robe has an uncommon design composed in the...
Mussel Rattle

Mussel Rattle

Native American Mussel RattleArtist: Beau DickCulture/People: Kwakwaka’wakwPlace: Northwest CoastMedia: Wood, paint, horse hair, cedar barkDims: 12.5 x 4 in.Date: c. 1989Description: This rattle in the form of a mussel is accurate down to the beard! Beau Dick is...
Baby Moccasins

Baby Moccasins

Native American Baby Moccoasins Artist: Unknown Culture/People: Očhéthi Šakówoŋ Sioux Place: Northern Plains Media: Buckskin and beads Dims: 3.75 x 1.5 x 2.25 in. Date: c. 1880-1890 Description: Made of buckskin by the mother during pregnancy, the soles of these...