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.

 

Harpoon Socket

Harpoon Socket

Native American Harpoon Socket Artist: Unknown Culture/People: Okvik Place: Punuck Island, Old Bering Sea Media: Walrus ivory Dims: 2.25 x 1 in. (5.7 x 2.54 cm). Date: c.200 BCE–100 CE Description: There is something about the Pacific Ocean that brings together levels...
Jacket

Jacket

Native American Jacket Artist: Unknown Culture/People: Huron-Wendat Place: Northeast, United States Media: Deer hide, brass buttons, and embroidery thread Dims: 32 x 18.5 in. (81.2 x 46.9 cm). Date: nd Description: It is an incredible honor to interact with clothing...
“She’s All That”

“She’s All That”

Native American “She’s All That” Artist: Ken Williams Culture/People: (Arapaho/Seneca) Place: Cattaraugus Territory, NY (resides in Santa Fe, NM) Media: Cloth, hair, beads, rawhide, ribbon, bells, and dentalium shell Dims: 13 x 5 in. (33 x 12.7 cm)....
Spiraling Inward

Spiraling Inward

Native American “Spiraling Inward” Artist: Steve Smith (Dla’kwagila) Culture/People: Kwakwaka’wakw Place: Northwest Coast, United States Media: Maple wood and pigment Dims: 13.125 x 13.5 in. (33.c x 34.3 cm). Date: c. 1990 Description: The Coe...
Beadwork Sample

Beadwork Sample

Native American Beadwork Sample Artist: Unknown Culture/People: Kalaallit (attrib.) Place: Kalaallit Nunaat (Greenland) Media: Beads and string Dims: 11 x 9 in. (27.9 x 22.8 cm). Date: c.1970 Description: Glass trade beads began to be widely used across Kalaallit...