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    • Kachina

    • Shows a Native American (Zuni) kachina doll of Zuni warrior Salimbiya. The doll has a case mask, yellow feather, flower ears, tube mouth, feather ruff; black, red and green cotton ceremonial kilt, purple legs and body, articulated arms, yucca whip,...
    • Indians of North America--Arts & crafts--1880-1900.; Kachina dolls--1880-1900.; Zuni dolls--1880-1900.; Zuni Indians--Arts & crafts--1880-1900.
    • [between 1880 and 1900]
    • Engraving of David H. Moffat

    • An engraving of Colorado businessman David H. Moffat director of First National Bank of Aspen, Colorado. Below the bust engraving is his signature.
    • Moffat, David H. (David Halliday), 1839-1911.
    • [between 1855 and 1905]
    • Bonnet

    • Native American (Oglala Sioux) bonnet made of red and yellow quillwork with a crossed flag pattern.
    • Indians of North America--Clothing & dress--1860-1880.; Oglala Indians--Clothing & dress--1860-1880.; Bonnets--1860-1880.
    • [between 1860 and 1880]
    • Ornament

    • Shows a Native American Sioux circlet ornament made or found in Pine Ridge, South Dakota. It features blue and green beadwork, buckskin, a tin jingler and chicken feathers dyed red. The ornament would be used in the hair or fastened to horse...
    • Dakota Indians--Arts & crafts--1870-1900.; Indians of North America--Arts & crafts--1870-1900.; Ornament--1870-1900.
    • [between 1875 and 1900]
    • Pipe bag

    • Shows a Native American Sioux Indian pipe bag made by Bear Old Woman of Rosebud South Dakota. The bag features a tinkler; it has rhinestone, faceted blue, green, white and bronze color beadwork, rawhide fringe on the bottom edge and strip, wrapped...
    • Dakota Indians--Arts & crafts--1880-1920.; Indians of North America--Arts & crafts--1880-1920.; Bags (Containers)--1880-1920.
    • [between 1880 and 1920]
    • Dance rattle

    • Shows a Native American (Ute) dance rattle. The outer portion is made of tortoise shell; other materials used include deer hoof and animal hide (buffalo?).
    • Indians of North America--Arts & crafts--1870-1890.; Ute Indians--Arts & crafts--1870-1890.; Rattles--1870-1890.
    • [between 1870 and 1890]
    • Leggings

    • A pair of buckskin leggings that belonged to Chipeta. They are decorated with geometric designs in multicolored beadwork.
    • Indians of North America--Arts & crafts--1875-1915.; Leggings--1875-1915.; Ute Indians--Arts & crafts--1875-1915.; Chipeta--Associated objects.
    • [between 1875 and 1915]
    • Saddle bag

    • A saddle bag (Native American Ute Indian) used by Chipeta who died in 1924. The saddle bag is made of buckskin cut into a rectangular shape. It has a canvas backing that is edged with brass studs, wool trim and fringe. It is decorated with zigzag,...
    • Indians of North America--Arts & crafts--1870-1920.; Ute Indians--Arts & crafts--1870-1920.; Saddlebags--1870-1920.; Chipeta--Associated objects.
    • [between 1875 and 1915]
    • Pouch

    • A tanned leather pouch (Native American Ute) used by Chipeta. The pouch has multicolor lazy stitch beadwork in triangle, diamond and band designs, a flap, strap, thong, sinew and fringe at the bottom.
    • Indians of North America--Arts & crafts--1870-1900.; Ute Indians--Arts & crafts--1870-1900.; Pouches--1870-1900.; Chipeta--Associated objects.
    • [between 1875 and 1900]
    • Pouch

    • Shows a Native American (Ute) buckskin pouch. It features multi-color beadwork in floral patterns, a brass nail at the base, fringe and a strap.
    • Indians of North America--Arts & crafts--1860-1880.; Ute Indians--Arts & crafts--1860-1880.; Pouches--1860-1880.
    • [between 1865 and 1875]
    • Vase

    • Ceramic vase with long, tappered neck, swirl pattern, and red and blue glaze from the Van Briggle Pottery Company in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
    • Vases--1900-1950.
    • [between 1900 and 1950?]
    • Choker

    • A choker (Native American Sioux) made of dentalium shell and rawhide. Worn by Cedar Elk when young.
    • Dakota Indians--Arts & crafts--1870-1880.; Indians of North America--Arts & crafts--1870-1880.; Chokers--1870-1880.; Necklaces--1870-1880.; Cedar Elk--Associated objects.
    • [between 1870 and 1879]
    • Moccasins

    • A pair of women's buckskin moccasins (Native American Ute) with rawhide soles, ankle flaps and thongs. The moccasins are decorated with a floral image in multi-color beads. The beads are sewn on with lazy stitch.
    • Indians of North America--Arts & crafts--1900-1910.; Indians of North America--Clothing & dress--1900-1910.; Moccasins--1900-1910.; Ute Indians--Arts & crafts--1900-1910.; Ute Indians--Clothing & dress--1900-1910.
    • [between 1900 and 1910]
    • Bracelet

    • Shows four metal bracelets of the Native American Southern Plains Indians.
    • Bracelets--1880-1900.; Indians of North America--Arts & crafts--1880-1900.
    • [between 1880 and 1900]
    • Basket

    • Shows a Native American (Jicarilla Apache) coiled willow basket dyed with brown natural dye and red, green, blue and black commercial dye. The basket has a rim, loop handle and leg/foot shaped as a star. The foundation of the basket is rod and welt...
    • Indians of North America--Arts & crafts--1920-1930.; Jicarilla Indians--Arts & crafts--1920-1930.; Baskets--1920-1930.
    • [between 1920 and 1929]
    • Blanket

    • A Native American (Rio Grande) handspun and woven blanket found in Ortiz, New Mexico. It is a two piece blanket with a two ply warp and a double warp; the weft is one ply. The colors are natural color and indigo and commercial dyes of light red,...
    • Indian textile fabrics--North America--1870-1880.; Indians of North America--Arts & crafts--1870-1880.; Blankets--1870-1880.
    • [between 1875 and 1880]
    • Doll

    • Shows a Native American (Southern Plains (Ute?)) doll. The head is buckskin with buffalo fur for hair; the body is muslin and is covered with a blue wool dress trimmed with red cotton binding. The sleeves are long with purple stripes; the yoke,...
    • Indians of North America--Arts & crafts--1870-1890.; Dolls--1870-1890.
    • [between 1870 and 1890]
    • Watch fob

    • Shows a Native American Sioux watch fob made or purchased in Lower Brule, South Dakota. The fob features loom woven red, blue, and white beadwork.
    • Dakota Indians--Arts & crafts--1940-1950.; Indians of North America--Arts & crafts--1940-1950.; Watch fobs--1940-1950.
    • [between 1940 and 1950]
    • Boots

    • A pair of women's boots (Native American Apache). They are possibly made with animal hide and are decorated with multicolor beadwork.
    • Dakota Indians--Arts & crafts--1890-1910.; Dakota Indians--Clothing & dress--1890-1910.; Indians of North America--Arts & crafts--1890-1910.; Indians of North America--Clothing & dress--1890-1910.; Boots--1890-1910.
    • [between 1890 and 1910]
    • Drum

    • This Native American (Sioux) drum is made of wood with a rawhide head that is decorated with orange and purple stripes.
    • Dakota Indians--Arts & crafts--1870-1900.; Indians of North America--Arts & crafts--1870-1900.; Drums--1870-1900.; Musical instruments--1870-1900.
    • [between 1870 and 1900]
    • Moccasin

    • Pair of Native American (possibly Apache) fringed moccasins with pointed toes, hard soles, multicolor beadwork.
    • Indians of North America--Clothing & dress--1870-1880.; Moccasins--1870-1880.
    • [between 1870 and 1880]
    • Pouch

    • Native American (Ute) leather pouch; fully beaded with multicolored beads.
    • Indians of North America--Arts & crafts--1880-1910.; Ute Indians--Arts & crafts--1880-1910.; Pouches--1880-1910.
    • [between 1880 and 1910]
    • Kachina

    • Shows a Native American (Zuni) kachina doll that depicts the warrior god Samlimbiya. The doll features a case mask, a top feather painted yellow, flower ears, a tube mouth painted white, ceremonical kilt and applique. The body and legs are painted...
    • Indians of North America--Arts & crafts--1880-1900.; Kachina dolls--1880-1900.; Zuni dolls--1880-1900.; Zuni Indians--Arts & crafts--1880-1900.
    • [between 1880 and 1900]
    • Fetish

    • Show a Native American (Zuni) black stone fetish of a half formed body.
    • Fetishes (Ceremonial objects)--1870-1890.; Indians of North America--Arts & crafts--1870-1890.; Zuni Indians--Arts & crafts--1870-1890.; Zuni sculpture--1870-1890.
    • [between 1870 and 1890]
    • Helmet

    • Black felt helmet from the United States Army with a gold, American eagle insignia and a gold spike.
    • Helmets--1870-1890.; Military uniforms--1870-1890.
    • [between 1870 and 1890]
    • Watch fob

    • Shows a Native American Sioux watch fob made or purchased in Rosebud, South Dakota. The fob features loom woven multicolored and white beadwork.
    • Dakota Indians--Arts & crafts--1930-1950.; Indians of North America--Arts & crafts--1930-1950.; Watch fobs--1930-1950.
    • [between 1930 and 1950]
    • Yoke; cape; poncho

    • Shows a yellow ochre yoke, from a cape or poncho (Native American Jicarilla Apache). It is possibly made with animal hide and is decorated with white and navy beadwork. A strip of beadwork squares are in the middle, and stripes of navy and white...
    • Apache Indians--Arts & crafts--1890-1910.; Apache Indians--Clothing & dress--1890-1910.; Indians of North America--Arts & crafts--1890-1910.; Indians of North America--Clothing & dress--1890-1910.; Jicarilla Indians--Arts & crafts--1890-1910.;...
    • [between 1890 and 1910]
    • Drum stick

    • Native American (Sioux) wooden drumstick with a buckskin ball tied with rawhide.
    • Dakota Indians--Arts & crafts--1870-1900.; Indians of North America--Arts & crafts--1870-1900.; Musical instruments--1870-1900.; Percussion instruments--1870-1900.
    • [between 1870 and 1900]
    • Ceremonial bowl

    • Native American (Zuni) earthenware ceremonial bowl used as a prayer meal bowl; stepped rim with a tadpole design in brown and red paint over white slip.
    • Indians of North America--Arts & crafts--1880-1920.; Zuni Indians--Arts & crafts--1880-1920.; Zuni pottery--1880-1920.; Bowls (vessels)--1880-1920.
    • [between 1880 and 1920]
    • Dance roach

    • Native American (Osage) antler bone spreader with cut out design painted red and green; feather.
    • Indians of North America--Clothing & dress--1830-1880.; Osage Indians--Clothing & dress--1830-1880.; Headdress--1830-1880.
    • [between 1830 and 1880]
    • Dress

    • Front view of a Native American (Sioux) buckskin dress with lazy stitch, fringe, royal blue, yellow, rose color, green and light blue beadwork. Images on the bodice of the dress are of a man on horseback, man walking, a isoscoles triangle and a...
    • Dakota Indians--Clothing & dress--1890-1900.; Indians of North America--Clothing & dress--1890-1900.; Dresses--1890-1900.
    • [between 1890 and 1900]
    • Dress

    • A Native American (Lakota) dress made with animal hide and decorated with multi-color beadwork. It has fringe on the ends of the cuffs and at the bottom hem. The design pattern on the dress top is blue beaded background and multi-color geometric...
    • Indians of North America--Clothing & dress--1870-1890.; Teton Indians--Clothing & dress--1870-1890.; Dresses--1870-1890.
    • [between 1875 and 1890]
    • Mantle clock

    • Ornate mantel clock with two figures mounted on a marble base with claw feet; a boy plays the violin and a girl dances.
    • Clocks & watches--1890-1900.; Furnishings--1890-1900.
    • 1894
    • Watch fob

    • Shows a Native American Sioux watch fob made or purchased in Rosebud, South Dakota. The fob features loom woven red, green, blue and white beadwork and buckskin.
    • Dakota Indians--Arts & crafts--1930-1950.; Indians of North America--Arts & crafts--1930-1950.; Watch fobs--1930-1950.
    • [between 1930 and 1950]
    • War club grip

    • Native American (Sioux) wooden war club with a painted green handle and attached rawhide and eagle feather; stone head probably added at a later date.
    • Dakota Indians--Arts & crafts--1900-1920.; Indians of North America--1900-1920.; Arms & armament--1900-1920.
    • [between 1900 and 1920]
    • Ceremonial canteen

    • Native American (Zuni) earthenware ceremonial canteen with heads and handles; painted dark brown, red-brown on white-brown slip in a feather, scallop and floral pattern.
    • Indians of North America--Arts & crafts--1880-1920.; Zuni Indians--Arts & crafts--1880-1920.; Zuni pottery--1880-1920.; Canteens (vessels)--1880-1920.
    • [between 1880 and 1920]
    • Pouch

    • Native American (Ute) buckskin pouch with multicolor beadwork and a hematite stone on the flap.
    • Indians of North America--Arts & crafts--1880-1910.; Ute Indians--Arts & crafts--1880-1910.; Pouches--1880-1910.
    • [between 1880 and 1910]
    • Basket

    • Shows a Native American (Zuni Pueblo) wicker basket; it was used as a bowl with a carrying capacity of a half gallon. The basket is made of red bark willow.
    • Indians of North America--Arts & crafts--1900-1920.; Zuni Indians--Arts & crafts--1900-1920.; Baskets--1900-1920.
    • [between 1900 and 1920]
    • Dress

    • Back view of a Native American (Sioux) buckskin dress with lazy stitch, fringe, royal blue, yellow, rose color, green and light blue beadwork. Images on the bodice of the dress are of a man on horseback, man walking, a isoscoles triangle and a...
    • Dakota Indians--Clothing & dress--1890-1900.; Indians of North America--Clothing & dress--1890-1900.; Dresses--1890-1900.
    • [between 1890 and 1900]
    • Hide

    • A Native American (Ute) buckskin hide. In the center is a painted image of a Sun Dance ceremony with dancers with ropes attached to their chests as they dance around the pole, and tipis in the background.
    • Indians of North America--Arts & crafts--1880-1900.; Indians of North America--Spiritual life--1880-1900.; Ute Indians--Arts & crafts--1880-1900.; Hides & skins--1880-1900.
    • [between 1855 and 1899]
    • Watch fob

    • Shows a Native American Sioux watch fob made or purchased in Pine Ridge, South Dakota. The fob features loom woven red, blue, green and white faceted beadwork and buckskin fringe.
    • Dakota Indians--Arts & crafts--1940-1950.; Indians of North America--Arts & crafts--1940-1950.; Watch fobs--1940-1950.
    • [between 1940 and 1950]
    • Awl case

    • Shows an awl case (Native American Jicarilla Apache) made of doeskin and decorated with multicolor beadwork in stripes and triangles. There is a flap at the top for an opening.
    • Apache Indians--Arts & crafts--1880-1910.; Indians of North America--Arts & crafts--1880-1910.; Jicarilla Indians--Arts & crafts--1880-1910.; Cases (Containers)--1880-1910.
    • [between 1880 and 1910]
    • War club

    • Native American (possibly from the Southern Plains), war club has a wood handle decorated with dyed red horsehair and a tin jingler; stone head attached with rawhide.
    • Indians of North America--1880-1900.; Arms & armament--1880-1900.
    • [between 1880 and 1900]
    • Jar

    • Native American (Laguna) earthenware jar with triangle, hatched band, and inverted swastika design; brown, orange and red paint over cream color with red interior.
    • Indians of North America--Arts & crafts--1880-1920.; Laguna Indians--Arts & crafts--1880-1920.; Laguna pottery--1880-1920.; Jars--1880-1920.
    • [between 1880 and 1920]
    • Olla

    • Shows a Native American (Zuni) olla, a large bulbous, usually wide mouthed vessel used as a water jar. Designs on the vessel include deer, hooks, hatching, cross hatching and triangles.
    • Indians of North America--Arts & crafts--1880-1900.; Zuni Indians--1880-1900.; Ollas--1880-1900.
    • [between 1880 and 1900]
    • Awl case and awl

    • Shows a Native American awl (Ute?) with a metal point, wood handle and the leather (commercial) case.
    • Indians of North America--Arts & crafts--1870-1880.; Awls--1870-1880.; Cases (containers)--1870-1880.
    • 1870
    • Watch fob

    • Shows a Native American Sioux watch fob made or purchased in Rosebud, South Dakota. The fob features loom woven blue, yellow and white beadwork and tab of buckskin.
    • Dakota Indians--Arts & crafts--1930-1950.; Indians of North America--Arts & crafts--1930-1950.; Watch fobs--1930-1950.
    • [between 1930 and 1950]
    • Ornament

    • Native American (Sioux) ornament with green and red porcupine quills, dyed yellow chicken feathers and yellow and red beaded balls.
    • Dakota Indians--Arts & crafts--1880-1900.; Indians of North America--Arts & crafts--1880-1900.; Decorations--1880-1900.
    • [between 1880 and 1900]
    • Pouch

    • Shows a Native American (Sioux) buckskin pouch. The pouch feature decorative blue, dark blue, yellow and white beadwork in designs of lines, squares and triangles; the beadwork is attached with lazy stitch. The buckskin is yellow and ochre colored.
    • Dakota Indians--Arts & crafts--1870-1890.; Indians of North America--Arts & crafts--1870-1890.; Pouches--1870-1890.
    • [between 1875 and 1888]
    • Bundle case

    • Shows a Native American (Ute) bundle case used to hold medicine. The case features a rawhide thong, fringe, lid and feathers. It is painted with triangles, rectangles, and lines in green, red, black, yellow and blue.
    • Indians of North America--Arts & crafts--1880-1890.; Medicine bundles--1880-1890.; Ute Indians--Arts & crafts--1880-1890.; Cases (containers)--1880-1890.
    • [between 1880 and 1890]

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