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.

 

Chair

Chair

Native American Chair Artist: Unknown Culture/People: Mi’kmaq Place: Nova Scotia or Quebec Media: Wood, quill, and rattan Dims: 32.5 x 17.75 x 16 in. (82.5 x 45 x 40.6 cm). Date: c. 1870 Description: People can be confused by or misunderstand relationships...
Pair of Earrings

Pair of Earrings

Native American Pair of Earrings Artist: Unknown Culture/People: Kiowa Place: Oklahoma, United States Media: Nickel (German) silver Dims: 2.75 x 0.5 in. (6.8 x 1.27 cm). Date: late 19th C. Description: This pair of early Kiowa earrings from the late 19th century is an...
Ear Plug

Ear Plug

Native American Ear Plug Artist: Unkown Culture/People: Chumash Place: Central and Southern California Media: Wood, abalone shell, and asphaltum Dims: 2.75 x .75 in. (7 x 1.9 cm). Date: c. 1750 Description: This may have been one of a pair. The Chumash are an...
Feathered Gift Baskets

Feathered Gift Baskets

Native American feathered Gift Baskets Artist: Unknown Culture/People: Pomo Place: Mendocino and Lake Counties, California Media: Two single rod baskets are woven on a foundation of willow sticks and sewn with sedge roots. Yellow feathers are from the breast of the...
Shake-head or Toto Dancer

Shake-head or Toto Dancer

Native American Shake-head or Toto Dancer Artist: Milton “Bun” Lucas Culture/People: Coast Miwok/Coast Pomo Place: Sonoma County, California Media: Wood, leather, and feathers Dims: 10 x 3.5 x 4 in. (25.4 x 8.8 x 10.1 cm). Date: 1983 Description: Milton...