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.

 

Jar

Jar

Native American Jar Artist: Gladys Paquin (Sratyu’we) Culture/People: Laguna Pueblo Place: New Mexico, United States Media: Clay and natural pigment Dims: 10.75 x 13.75 in. (27.3 x 34.9 cm). Date: 1992 Description: “The multiple curvilinear designs, which grace this...
Totem Pole Model

Totem Pole Model

Native American Totem Pole Model Artist: Hiłamas (Willie Seaweed or Smoky Top) Culture/People: ´Nak´waxda´xw Kwakwaka´wakw Place: Blunden Harbor (Ba’a’s), mainland British Columbia, Canada Media: Wood, enamel paint, and pencil inscription Dims: 8 x 5.7 (wings) x 2...
Lidded Container

Lidded Container

Native American Lidded Container Artist: Theresa Neptune Gardner Culture/People: Passamaquoddy Place: Sipayik Passamaquoddy Reservation, Maine Media: Wicker, dyed and undyed ash splints Dims: 4 x 8.125 x 7 in. (10.2 x 20.6 x 17.8 cm). Date: 1997-1998 Description:...
Purse

Purse

Native American Purse Artist: Unknown Culture/People: Arapaho Place: Plains, United States Media: Beads and buckskin Dims: 3.25 x 5.75 x 1 in. (8.2 x 14.6 x 2.54 cm). Date: n.d. Description: This fully beaded coin purse was purchased at the Qualla Arts and Crafts...
Miniature Pack Basket

Miniature Pack Basket

Native American Basket Artist: Unknown Culture/People: Mohawk Place: Northeast, United States Media: Brown ash, fabric, commercial buckle and brads Dims: 5.75 x 4.75 x 4 in. (14.6 x 14.6 x 10 cm). Date: early 20th C. Description: This Northeastern Pack Basket reflects...