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.

 

Belt

Belt

Native American Belt Artist: Unknown Culture/People: Northern Athabascan Place: Athabaska, United States Media: Quill, beads, velvet, and cotton string Dims: 30.25 x 1.75 in. (76.8 x 4.4 cm) Date: c.1870 Description: This belt/sash is constructed of tightly woven...
Wool Purse with Strap

Wool Purse with Strap

Native American Wool Purse with Strap Artist: Unknown Culture/People: Dene Place: Fort Providence, NWT Media: Wool, beads, tufted moose hair, and commercial cotton lining Dims: 9.5 x 11.25 in. (24 x 28.5 cm) Date: c. 1990s Description: This stunning wool and moose...
Baby Carrying Strap

Baby Carrying Strap

Native American Baby Carrying Belt Artist: Margaret John Culture/People: Gwichyaa Gwich’in Place: Fort Yukon, Alaska Media: Animal hide, beads, and yarn Dims: 46 x 13 in. (116.84 x 33 cm.) Date: 1988-90 Description: When a baby was born, friends of the family...
Bowl-Basket

Bowl-Basket

Native American Bowl-Basket Artist: Violet Booth (attrib.) Culture/People: Ts’msyen (Tsimshian) Place: Annette Islands, Metlakatla, Alaska Media: Red Cedar Bark and bear grass Dims: 3 h x 3.75 diam. in. (7.6 x 9.5 diam. cm) Date: c. 1990 Description: Red cedar bark...
Bear

Bear

Native American Bear Artist: Stan Hill (1921-2003) Culture/People: Mohawk Place: Grand Island, New York Media: Whalebone Dims: 3.75 x 5 x 3.5 in. (9.5 x 12.7 x 8.8 cm). Date: 1992 Description: This sweet carved bear figurine was created by the artist Stanley Hill...