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Arts of Native North America

The Arts of Native Americans is one of the two segments of the Arts of the Americas collections of The Snite Museum of Art. It includes materials dated to before and after contact with travelers and settlers from Europe and Africa. Highlights are early 19th-century Plains Indian painted war records and costumes. Also featured are Mimbres and Anasazi painted ceramics from the prehistoric Southwest.

Samples from the Native American collection:

Mandan Nation - MAN'S SHIRT, c. 1850 Crow
North Dakota
MAN'S SHIRT, c. 1850
leather, porcupine quills, glass beads, feathers
Donor unknown
AA1963.009.006
White Swan - PICTOGRAPHIC WAR RECORD, c. 1880 White Swan, died 1904
Crow Nation, Montana
PICTOGRAPHIC WAR RECORD, c. 1880
muslin, watercolor
Gift of Rev. E.W.J. Lindsrnith
1963.009.005
Hopi Nation - DANCE SASH, c. 1875 Hopi Nation
Hopi Mesa, Arizona
DANCE SASH, c. 1875
handspun cotton, cotton string, wool yarn, natural and commercial dyes
Gift of William and Leslie Banks
1999.064.002
Western Pueblo Culture  - PINEDALE POLYCHROME BOWL, A.D. 1250-1325 Western Pueblo Culture
Little Colorado River, Arizona
PINEDALE POLYCHROME BOWL, A.D. 1250-1325
slipped earthenware
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Markovits
1998.016.007

 

 

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