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.

Talking Stick

Talking Stick

Native American Talking Stick Artist: Chuck Heit, Gitxsan, Kispaiox, Britsh Columbia Culture/People: Gitxsan Place: British Columbia Media: Wood Dims: 35 x 1.5 in. Date: 1977; Gift of the artist Description: “When we opened the Sacred Circles exhibition in...
Woman’s Hood

Woman’s Hood

Native American Woman’s Hood Artist: Unknown Culture/People: Mi’kmaq Place: Nova Scotia or Quebec Media: Wool cloth, glass beads and silk Dims: Date: c. 1875 Description: Inhabiting North America’s northeastern reaches, the Mi’kmaq were among...
Hat

Hat

Native American Hat Artist: Primrose Adams Culture/People: Haida Place: British Columbia Media: Spruce root, paints Dims: Date: Description: Twined spruce-root hats were traditionally worn on the northern Northwest Coast. Today they continue to be important ceremonial...
Figurine

Figurine

Native American Figurine Artist: Joyce Growing Thunder Culture/People: Place: Fort Peck Reservation, Montana Media: Hide, beads, cloth and hair Dims: 22.5 x 10 inches Date: Description: For the Growing Thunders, creating dolls has always been a family affair. Born on...
Coat

Coat

Native American Coat Artist: Unknown Culture/People: Cree Place: Ontario or Quebec Media: Moose hide, quills, wool, rocker stamping on the hem and natural dyes Dims: Date: c. 1740 Description: By 1743 fur traders on the shores of the Hudson Bay had adopted the coat...