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Figure

Artists/Makers:
Shurerea, Karajá (Caraja)
Media/Materials:
Pottery, vegetal fiber, paint
Techniques:
Modeled, painted
Dimensions:
10.9 x 6.4 cm
Culture/People:
Karajá (Caraja)
Object Type:
Sculpture/Carving/Figures
Place:
Ilha do Bananal, Rio Araguaia; Santa Isabel; Tocantins State, North Region; Brazil
Site Name:
Ilha do Bananal, Rio Araguaia
Island Name:
Ilha do Bananal
Date Created:
1950-1960
Catalog Number:
23/1562
Collection History:
Collected in 1961 by Dr. Borys Malkin (1917-2009, naturalist and ethnographer); sold to MAI the same year.
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Colt Frontier .44 caliber revolver, belt, and holster

Artists/Makers:
Colt's Patent Fire Arms Manufacturing Company (Colt's Manufacturing Company), 1847-
Donor:
Katherine Harvey, Non-Indian, 1892-1962
Media/Materials:
Metal, metal buckle, commercially tanned leather, mother-of-pearl, silver, nickel
Techniques:
Commercially produced/manufactured
Dimensions:
27 x 4.5 x 13 cm
Culture/People:
Non-Indian
Object Type:
Firearms and accessories
Place:
Hartford; Hartford County; Connecticut; USA (inferred)
Date Created:
1878-1905
Catalog Number:
23/2385
Collection History:
Collection history unknown; formerly in the collection of Katherine Harvey (1892-1962, granddaughter of Fred Harvey of the Fred Harvey Company); bequeathed to MAI in 1962.
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Grass Dance whistle in the form of a crane

Media/Materials:
Wood, paint, vermilion/cinnabar, brass tacks/bosses
Techniques:
Carved, painted
Dimensions:
74 x 11 x 2.8 cm
Culture/People:
Hunkpapa Lakota (Hunkpapa Sioux)
Object Type:
Music and Sound
Place:
Cannon Ball, Standing Rock Reservation; Sioux County; North Dakota; USA
Date Created:
1880-1920
Catalog Number:
23/2952
Collection History:
Collected circa 1920 by Margaret R. Elliott (1887-1976) while working as a nurse in Cannon Ball, South Dakota; purchased by MAI from Miss Elliott in 1963.
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Third-phase Chief blanket

Donor:
Mrs. Robert E. Montgomery, Non-Indian
Media/Materials:
Wool yarn, bayeta (unraveled wool cloth), dye/dyes
Techniques:
Woven, dyed
Dimensions:
176 x 204.4 cm
Culture/People:
Diné (Navajo)
Object Type:
Clothing/Garments: Outerwear (flat)
Place:
Ganado, Navajo Reservation; Apache County; Arizona; USA
Date Created:
1875-1880
Catalog Number:
24/2373
Collection History:
Collection history unknown, but said to have been collected in 1910; formerly in the collection of Mrs. Robert E. Montgomery; donated to MAI in 1968.
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Female figure

Media/Materials:
Pottery, paint
Techniques:
Modeled, incised, painted
Dimensions:
8.8 x 2.4 x 1.6 cm
Culture/People:
probably Valdivia (archaeological culture) (attributed)
Object Type:
Sculpture/Carving/Figures
Place:
Valdivia; Santa Elena Canton; Guayas Province; Ecuador
Site Name:
Valdivia
Date Created:
3000-1000 BC
Catalog Number:
24/8401
Collection History:
Collection history unknown; formerly in the collection of James Judge (an antiquities dealer in Quito, Ecuador); purchased by MAI in 1973 using funds donated by Alice K. Bache (1902-1977, New York City art collector, philanthropist, and widow of investment banker Harold L. Bache).
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Female figure

Media/Materials:
Pottery
Techniques:
Modeled, incised
Dimensions:
8.3 x 3.5 x 1.4 cm
Culture/People:
probably Valdivia (archaeological culture) (attributed)
Object Type:
Sculpture/Carving/Figures
Place:
Valdivia; Santa Elena Canton; Guayas Province; Ecuador
Site Name:
Valdivia
Date Created:
3000-1000 BC
Catalog Number:
24/8727
Collection History:
Collection history unknown; formerly in the collection of Eugenia Rodriguez; purchased by MAI in 1973.
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Material for basketmaking

Artists/Makers:
Elsie Allen (Elsie Comanche Allen), Pomo, 1899-1990
Donor:
Brenda Shears Holland, Non-Indian
Media/Materials:
Willow
Techniques:
Cut, peeled
Culture/People:
Pomo
Object Type:
Materials: Prepared
Place:
New York City, Manhattan; New York County; New York; USA (inferred)
Island Name:
Manhattan Island
Date Created:
1982
Catalog Number:
25/588
Collection History:
Acquired from the artist by Brenda Shears Holland (MAI staff member) during a basketmaking demonstration at the Hunter College Gallery (New York, New York) in 1982; donated to MAI by Brenda Shears Holland soon afterward.
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Pocketbook or Doctor's bag

Donor:
Marjorie Page Schauffler (Mrs. Bennet Fellows Schauffler), Non-Indian, 1897-1983
Media/Materials:
Hide, metal items, glass bead/beads, metal bead/beads, twine/string
Techniques:
Sewn, lazy/lane stitch beadwork
Dimensions:
30 x 21 cm
Culture/People:
Lakota (Teton/Western Sioux)
Object Type:
Bags/Pouches (and parts)
Place:
North Dakota or South Dakota; USA (inferred)
Date Created:
circa 1890
Catalog Number:
25/982
Collection History:
Collection history unknown; formerly in the collection of Mrs. Marjorie Page Schauffler (1897-1983); donated to MAI before 1983.
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Woman's hat

Donor:
Carl R. Berman, Non-Indian, 1915-1990
Blanche Berman, Non-Indian, b. 1913
Media/Materials:
Wool cloth, wool felt
Techniques:
Sewn
Culture/People:
Quechua
Object Type:
Clothing/Garments: Headwear and Headdresses
Place:
Paucartambo; Paucartambo Province; Cusco (Cuzco) Region; Peru
Date Created:
circa 1955
Catalog Number:
25/4509
Collection History:
Collected by Carl R. Berman (1915-1990, an artist and explorer) and his wife Blanche Berman during travel in South American in the 1950s; donated to MAI in 1997.
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Coffee pot, sugar bowl, and creamer

Artists/Makers:
Roger Tsabetsaye (Roger John Tsabetsaye/Tsebetsaye), A:shiwi (Zuni), b. 1941
Media/Materials:
Silver, walnut wood, agate
Techniques:
Hammered, polished, carved
Dimensions:
15.7 x 11.6 x 30.2 cm
Culture/People:
A:shiwi (Zuni)
Object Type:
Food/Beverage Serving
Place:
Zuni Pueblo, Zuni Reservation; McKinley County; New Mexico; USA
Date Created:
1965
Catalog Number:
25/8219
Collection History:
Purchased from the artist in 1985 by Indian Arts and Crafts Board representatives; part of the IACB Headquarters collection (Department of the Interior, Washington, DC) until 2000 when it was transferred to NMAI.
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Yé'ii bicheii dancer dolls

Artists/Makers:
Elizabeth Secatero, Diné (Navajo), 1928-2003
Media/Materials:
Cottonwood, cotton cloth, glass bead/beads, yarn, feather/feathers, commercially tanned leather
Techniques:
Carved, painted, sewn
Dimensions:
27.3 x 10.6 x 6.3 cm
Culture/People:
Diné (Navajo)
Object Type:
Games, Toys, Gambling: Dolls
Place:
Arizona; USA
Date Created:
1980-1983
Catalog Number:
25/8297
Collection History:
Purchased in 1983 from The Turquoise Eagle (a shop in Rosslyn, Virginia) by Indian Arts and Crafts Board representatives; part of the IACB Headquarters collection (Department of the Interior, Washington, DC) until 2000 when it was transferred to NMAI.
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Shoulder sash/Baldric

Media/Materials:
Wool cloth, wool twill tape, glass bead/beads, silk ribbon, thread
Techniques:
Sewn, overlay beadwork
Dimensions:
125.5 x 9 cm
Culture/People:
Mississippi Choctaw
Object Type:
Personal items
Place:
Neshoba County and Scott County; Mississippi; USA
Date Created:
1895-1905
Catalog Number:
1/8859
Collection History:
Collected by Mark Raymond Harrington in 1908 during fieldwork sponsored by George Heye.
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Man's hat

Media/Materials:
Velveteen, ribbon, glass bead/beads, thread
Techniques:
Sewn, raised beadwork
Culture/People:
Tuscarora [Six Nations/Grand River (Brantford, Ontario)]
Object Type:
Clothing/Garments: Headwear and Headdresses
Place:
Six Nations Grand River Reserve; Brant County, Haldimand County; Ontario; Canada
Date Created:
1860-1890
Catalog Number:
3/2302
Collection History:
Collection history unknown; purchased by George Heye from an unknown source in 1910.
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The Exploits of Poor Wolf

Artists/Makers:
Second Chief Poor Wolf (Lean Wolf), Minitari (Hidatsa), ca. 1820-1916
Subject:
Second Chief Poor Wolf (Lean Wolf), Minitari (Hidatsa), ca. 1820-1916
Object Name:
Painting
Media/Materials:
Paper, ink, watercolor, crayon
Techniques:
Drawn, painted
Dimensions:
55.8 x 43 cm
Culture/People:
Minitari (Hidatsa)
Object Type:
Painting/Drawing/Print
Place:
North Dakota; USA (inferred)
Date Created:
circa 1890
Catalog Number:
4/2446
Collection History:
Collection history unknown; formerly in the collection of Mrs. P.F. Cochrane; purchased by George Heye in 1914.
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Mask

Media/Materials:
Wood, feather/feathers, paint
Techniques:
Carved, painted
Culture/People:
Yup'ik [Norton Sound]
Object Type:
Masks and Masking
Place:
Anvik; Doyon Native Corporation; Alaska; USA
Date Created:
1890-1910
Catalog Number:
5/941
Collection History:
Collection history unknown; purchased by George Heye/MAI from an unknown source in 1916.
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Qero/Kero

Media/Materials:
Wood, paint, tree pitch/gum
Techniques:
Carved, painted, aboriginally repaired
Dimensions:
19.9 x 16.9 cm
Culture/People:
Inka (Inca)
Object Type:
Food/Beverage Serving
Place:
Cusco (Cuzco) Region; Peru
Date Created:
1550-1800
Catalog Number:
6/5837
Collection History:
Collection history unknown; formerly in the collection of Alberto Reid; purchased by MAI in 1917 using funds donated by MAI trustee Harmon W. Hendricks (1846-1928).
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Qero/Kero

Media/Materials:
Wood, paint, tree pitch/gum, lead
Techniques:
Carved, painted, aboriginally repaired
Dimensions:
16.8 x 19 cm
Culture/People:
Inka (Inca)
Object Type:
Food/Beverage Serving
Place:
Bolivia
Date Created:
1550-1800
Catalog Number:
6/5838
Collection History:
Collection history unknown; formerly in the collection of Alberto Reid; purchased by MAI in 1917 using funds donated by MAI trustee Harmon W. Hendricks (1846-1928).
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Canoe model with figures

Artists/Makers:
Young Doctor, Makah, ca. 1851-1934
Media/Materials:
Wood, paint, bearskin/fur, cedar bark
Techniques:
Carved, painted, plaited
Dimensions:
413 x 72 x 64 cm
Culture/People:
probably Makah (attributed); possibly collected among the Haida
Object Type:
Watercraft and accessories
Place:
Queen Charlotte Islands (Haida Gwaii); Skeena-Queen Charlotte Regional District; British Columbia; Canada
Site Name:
Queen Charlotte Islands (Haida Gwaii)
Archipelago:
Queen Charlotte Islands (Haida Gwaii)
Date Created:
circa 1900
Catalog Number:
6/8874
Collection History:
Collected by Captain D.F. Tozier (1843-1926, associated with the U.S. Revenue Cutter Service) between 1894 and 1907; purchased by MAI in 1917.
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Qero/Kero

Media/Materials:
Wood, paint, tree pitch/gum
Techniques:
Carved, painted
Dimensions:
31 x 20 x 7.5 cm
Culture/People:
Inka (Inca)
Object Type:
Food/Beverage Serving
Place:
Cusco (Cuzco) Region; Peru
Date Created:
1550-1800
Catalog Number:
7/7093
Collection History:
Collection history unknown; formerly in the collection of Mauro Pando; purchased by MAI in 1918 using funds donated by MAI trustee James B. Ford (1844-1928).
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Belt bag

Donor:
Charles F. Nesler, Non-Indian, 1864-ca. 1940
Media/Materials:
Hide, glass bead/beads, metal cones, metal items, brass tacks/bosses, bone hairpipe/hairpipes, hide thong/babiche
Techniques:
Sewn, overlay beadwork, lazy/lane stitch beadwork, studded, strung
Dimensions:
41 x 9 x 2.5 cm
Culture/People:
Kiowa
Object Type:
Bags/Pouches (and parts)
Place:
Oklahoma; USA (inferred)
Date Created:
circa 1900
Catalog Number:
10/5403
Collection History:
Collection history unknown; formerly in the collection of Charles F. Nesler (1864-ca. 1940, an inspector with the US Indian Service, circa 1900); donated to MAI in 1921.
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The George Gustav Heye Center, New York, NY
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