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.

 

Night Train

Night Train

Native American Night Train Artist: Lemuel Harrison Culture/People: Diné Place: Southwest, United States Media: Wool and yarn Dims: 105 x 5 in. (266.7 x 12.7 cm). Date: n.d. Description: This unique pictorial belt measures 105 inches in length and depicts colored...
Bag

Bag

Native American Bag Artist: Unknown Culture/People: Meskwaki Place: Wisconsin or Iowa, Great Lakes, United States Media: Basswood, dye, and cordage Dims: 19.5 x 15 in. (49.5 x 38.1 cm). Date: c. 1890 Description: Basswood was ripped upwards in long, vertical strips...
Lacrosse Stick

Lacrosse Stick

Native American Lacrosse Stick Artist: Unknown Culture/People: Ho-Chunk, attrib. Place: Wisconsin, United States Media: Probably hickory wood, wire, rawhide webbing Dims: 28.34 x 4 in. (71.9 x 10.16 cm). Date: c. 1850 Description: Lacrosse is the true American game,...
Tea Set

Tea Set

Native American Tea Set Artist: Josephine Assinewai (Assiniwie) Culture/People: Odawa Place: Wikwemikong, Manitoulin Island, Ontario Media: Birchbark, porcupine quills, sweetgrass, dye, and thread Dims: variable Date: 1992 Description: Josephine Assinewai (Assiniwie)...
Quiver

Quiver

Native American Quiver Artist: Unknown Culture/People: Tanana Place: Alaska, United States Media: Caribou hide, and ceramic and glass beads Dims: 7.5 x 26 in. (19 x 66 cm). Date: c. 1880-1900 Description: This quiver, designed to hold arrows and perhaps a bow, can be...