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.

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...
Ninja Buckle

Ninja Buckle

Native American Ninja Buckle Artist: Joyce Growing Thunder (Birth: 1950) Culture/People: Assiniboine Place: Ft. Peck Reservation, Montana Media: Beads, hide Dims: 2.25 x 3 in. (5.7 x 7.5 cm) Date: c. 1990 Description: “Besides an obvious respect a collector...