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.

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...
Set of Nesting Boxes

Set of Nesting Boxes

Native American Set of Nexting Boxes Artist: Irene Desmoulins and Mildred Agounie Culture/People: Anishinaabe, Odawa Place: Geo Region Media: Birchbark, sweetgrass, quills, cotton thread, and dye Dims: varies Date: 2001 Description: “Much more work is put into...
Doll

Doll

Native American Doll Artist: Unknown Culture/People: Diné (Navajo) Place: Southwest Media: Cotton, velvet, beads, sequin, yarn, and leather Dims: 7.75 x 3 x 1.5 in. (19.6 x 7.6 x 3.8 cm). Date: n.d. Description: This piece was not originally part of Ralph T....
Bird Whimsy

Bird Whimsy

Native American Bird Whimsy Artist: Lorna Hill (1937-2012) Culture/People: Cayuga Nation Place: Northeast Canada Media: Beads, velvet, thread, and stuffing Dims: 4 x 8.5 in. (10.1 x 21.59 cm) Date: c. 1990s Description:  RTC No: NA1113Gift of Ralph T. Coe, 2011 Do you...