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.

Hair Ornament

Hair Ornament

Native American Hair Ornament Artist: Unknown Culture/People: Caddo Place: Binger, Oklahoma Media: Stroud, trade tacks, tin, horsehair, and German silver. Dims: 22 x 5.25 x 1 in. (55 x 13.3 x 2.54 cm). Date: c. 1900 Description: The Caddo tribe originally came north...
Cuff

Cuff

Native American Cuff Artist: Unknown Culture/People: Natinixwe / Hupa Place: California Media: Brass Dims: 2.75 x 2.5 in. (6.9 x 6.3 cm). Date: n.d. Description: We often associate fine jewelry with gold and gemstones—if you live in the Southwest then perhaps your...
Knife and Sheath

Knife and Sheath

Native American Knife and Sheath           Artist: Unknown Culture/People: Ojibwe or Potawatomi (attrib.) Place: Great Lakes Media: Buckskin, sinew, porcupine quill, and metal Dims: Sheath 8 in. tall 20.3 cm). / Knife 10.25 in. tall (26 cm)....
Fishing Lures

Fishing Lures

Native American Two Fishing Lures Artist: Unknown Culture/People: Ojibwe Place: Great Lakes, Canada Media: Wood, feathers, tin, tacks, and pigment Dims: Larger 2 x 7.5 x 2.75 in. (5 x 19 x 6.9 cm). Smaller 1 x 4.5 x 1.5 in. (2.5 x 11.4 x 3.8 cm). Date: c. 1925...
Belt

Belt

Native American Belt Artist: Madeleine Seyah Culture/People: Dene Place: Ft. Liard, Northwest Territories Media:Loom quilled porcupine quills on smoked moosehide backing, border beads. Dims: 1.5 x 38 in. (3.8 x 96.5 cm). Date: 1987-1988 Description: This loom quilled...