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.

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 Talking StickArtist: Chuck Heit, Gitxsan, Kispaiox, Britsh ColumbiaCulture/People: GitxsanPlace: British ColumbiaMedia: WoodDims: 35 x 1.5 in.Date: 1977; Gift of the artistDescription: When we opened the Sacred Circles exhibition in Kansas City (1977),...
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...
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...