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.

 

Whale Rattle

Whale Rattle

Native American Whale Rattle Artist: David Frank Culture/People: Ahousalt, Nuu-chah-nulth Place: Northwest Coast, British Columbia, Canada Media: Wood, paint, beads, and pebbles(?) Dims: 11.75 x 4.375 in. (29.8 x 11.1 cm). Date: c. 1920 Description: David Frank’s...
Mermaid and Swimmers

Mermaid and Swimmers

Native American Mermaid and Swimmers Artist: Seferina Ortiz (b. 1931–d. 2007) Culture/People: Cochiti Pueblo Place: New Mexico, Southwest, United States Media: Clay Dims: Black bikini: 5.5 x 4.5 x 5.5 in. (13.9 x 11.4 x 13.9 cm); Mermaid: 7 x 4.75 x 3.5 in. (17.7 x...
Bracelet

Bracelet

Native American Bracelet Artist: Robert Davidson (b. 1986) Culture/People: Haida Place: Haida Gwaii, British Columbia Media: 22K Yellow Gold Dims: 1.75 x 3 in. (4.4 x 7.6 cm). Date: c. 1980-82 Description: This gold cuff bracelet by Haida artist Robert Davidson is a...
Superman Emblem

Superman Emblem

Name Here Superman Emblem Artist: Marcus Amerman, b.1959 Culture/People: Choctaw Place: Southeast, United States Media: Beads and linen Dims: 10 x 11 in. (25.4 x 27.9 cm). Date: 1993 Description: Marcus Amerman (Choctaw, b. 1969) is widely recognized for his...
Comb

Comb

Native American Comb Artist: Stanley Hill (1921-2003) Culture/People: Mohawk Place: Grand Island, NY Media: Moose antler Dims: 2.75 x 3 in. (7 x 7.6 cm). Date: 1983 Description: Stan Hill (1921-2003) was born on a farm at the Six Nations Reserve in Ohsweken, Ontario....