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.

 

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...
Sash

Sash

Native American Sash Artist: Unknown Culture/People: Achomawi Place: California Media: Beads and cotton thread Dims: 41.75 x 3.5 in. Date: c. 1900 Description: This symbolizes wealth and is worn with great honor. A yellow and a black bead are the signature from the...
Pipe

Pipe

Native American Artwork Title Artist: Unknown Culture/People: Iroquois (attrib.) Place: United States Media: Steatite stone Dims: 1.5 x 0.8 x 2.25 in. Date: mid 19th C. Description: Hands-On curator, Qootsvenma “Taka” Denipah-Cook (Ohkay Owingeh) studied...
Talking Stick

Talking Stick

Native American Speaker’s staff 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...