First Nations & Native American Artifacts

Auction CurrencyCAD Auction Location5240 1A Street S.E.,, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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GLENBOW’S FIRST NATIONS COLLECTIONS - MUSEUM STATEMENT
The Glenbow Museum originated as the private collection of Eric L. Harvie, a Calgary lawyer and businessman. Harvie came into his fortune when oil was discovered in 1947 on land near Leduc and Redwater, Alberta, where he held the mineral rights. This new-found wealth enabled him to pursue his passion for collecting art, artifacts, books and manuscripts. Harvie was keen to collect material that reflected the cultures and history of southern Alberta and he developed an extensive
collection of artifacts that tell the fascinating story of Aboriginal peoples, frontier exploration and life in Western Canada. He also felt that it was important to acquire items from across the globe in order to understand local material within a broader, human context. Eventually, he amassed a huge museum collection that also included artifacts and art from Asia, West Africa, South America and the Pacific Islands.

In 1966 Eric Harvie donateed his impressive and eclectic collection to the people of Alberta in honour of Canada’s centennial. Over the past 60 years, Glenbow’s collections have continued to grow and we have become one of Canada’s largest
museums.

As part of the prudent and professional management of our extensive collections, we critically review the quality of our
collections and evaluate how we store and care for them. This ongoing assessment allows us to fulfill our mandate that the museum’s collections stay relevant and widely available to Albertans and beyond. After examining the collections and internal and external reviews, we discovered numerous duplications and some items with limited or no provenance. Now, in collaboration with Hodgins Art Auctions Ltd., we are offering a selection of North American First Nations material for public purchase.

The proceeds from the sale of these artifacts will be placed in a fund, managed by the provincial government for the benefit of Alberta’s historic resources. With the province’s agreement, the Glenbow will use the money to enhance its collections in the future.
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Beaded Moccasins300 - Beaded Moccasins
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Plains Rawhide, Glass Beads, Metal Cones, Feathers 26 cm / 10.25 in. (length) Fully beaded, with bifurcated tongues. (AF 3876 A-B)
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Estimate : 300.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Corn Husk Bag with Drawstring301 - Corn Husk Bag with Drawstring
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Plateau Corn Husk, Hopstring, Buckskin, Wool 25 cm / 10 in. (height) (R127.214)
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Estimate : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Hair Roach302 - Hair Roach
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North America Quills, Feathers, Bone 30 x 25 x 7 cm / 11.75 x 9.75 x 2.75 in. (R37.508)
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Estimate : 200.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Beaded Gauntlets303 - Beaded Gauntlets
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Plains, Stoney Suede, Cotton Cloth, Seed Beads, Thread 36 cm / 14.25 in. (length) Beaded in floral motif, fringed. (AF 4458 A-B)
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Estimate : 200.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Portrait Mask304 - Portrait Mask
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Northwest Coast, Port Alberni; circa 1965 Wood, Paint, Metal 49 x 33 x 24 cm / 19.25 x 13 x 9.5 in. (R526.1)
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Estimate : 600.00 - 900.00
 
 
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Beaded Child's Vest305 - Beaded Child's Vest
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Plains, Dakota Glass Seed Beads, Sinew, Smoked Hide 40 x 35 cm / 15.75 x 13.75 in. Fully beaded on both sides. (AF 3116)
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Estimate : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Walrus Relief Carving306 - Walrus Relief Carving
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Circumpolar, Frobisher Bay, Baffinland; 20th Century Whalebone 44 x 24 x 9 cm / 17.25 x 9.5 x 3.5 in. (R1364.48)
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Estimate : 500.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Beaded Moccasins307 - Beaded Moccasins
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Plains, Dakota and Teton Buckskin, Sinew, Beads 26 cm / 10.25 in. Fully beaded, including soles. (AF 2216 A-B)
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Estimate : 300.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Beaded Leggings308 - Beaded Leggings
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Plateau Buckskin, Fur, Glass Bead, Ermine Tails 74 cm / 29 in. (R11.578 A-B)
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Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Fringed and Beaded Hide Dress309 - Fringed and Beaded Hide Dress
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Plains, Dakota Buckskin, Thread, Cotton Cloth, Seed and Pony Beads, Sinew, Downy Feathers, Sequins, Plastic Beads, Wire 140 cm / 55.25 in. Fully bead
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Estimate : 1,500.00 - 2,500.00
 
 
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Beaded Double Sided Flat Bag310 - Beaded Double Sided Flat Bag
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Plateau, Sahaptin, Yakima Buckskin, Cotton, Glass Beads 24.5 x 22.5 cm / 9.75 x 9 in. Fully beaded on both sides, floral and geometric motifs. (AD 6
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Estimate : 600.00 - 900.00
 
 
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Beaded Moccasins311 - Beaded Moccasins
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Plains, Dakota Rawhide, Smoked Hide, Sinew, Cotton Thread, Metal Cones, Feathers, Seed Beads, Glass Beads, Feathers 27 cm / 10.75 in. Fully beaded ,
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Estimate : 300.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Corn Husk Flat Bag312 - Corn Husk Flat Bag
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Plateau, The Dalles, Sahaptin, Nez Perce Corn Husk, Hemp, Hopstring 48 x 37 cm / 19 x 14.5 in. (R127.114)
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Estimate : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Fringed & Beaded Dress Yoke313 - Fringed & Beaded Dress Yoke
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Plateau, Interior Salish, Flathead; late 19th Century Cotton, Glass Beads 20 x 77 cm / 7.75 x 30.25 in. (R11.1805)
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Estimate : 500.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Beaded Moccasins314 - Beaded Moccasins
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Plains, Dakota Rawhide, Beads, Cotton 25 cm / 9.75 in. Fully beaded. (AF 2217 A-B)
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Estimate : 300.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Plains Catlinite Tomahawk315 - Plains Catlinite Tomahawk
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Plains, Dakota Catlinite Stone, Wood, Buckskin, Glass Beads 43 cm / 17 in. Fringed and beaded handle. (AF 2013)
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Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Hide Cradle Board316 - Hide Cradle Board
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Plateau Hide, Willow, Cedar Root, Cotton, Leather, Wool 65 x 30 cm / 25.5 x 11.75 in. (AD 428)
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Estimate : 300.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Three Nesting Birch Bark Baskets317 - Three Nesting Birch Bark Baskets
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Subarctic, Slavey, Dogrib Birch Bark, Bark 10 x 37 x 33 cm / 4 x 17 x 15 in. (R118.4 A) 11 x 43 x 41 cm / 4.25 x 17 x 16.25in. (R118.4 B) 11 x 50 x
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Estimate : 250.00 - 350.00
 
 
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Beaded Flat Bag318 - Beaded Flat Bag
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Plateau Cloth, Seed Beads, Glass Beads, Canvas, Velvet, Satin, Buckskin 30 x 25 cm / 11.75 x 9.75 in. Fully beaded floral motif on one side. (AD 24)
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Estimate : 500.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Wool Dress319 - Wool Dress
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Plains, Cheyenne Fabric, Ribbon, Shell, Glass Beads 131 x 122 cm / 51.5 x 48 in. (R37.505)
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Estimate : 600.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Native American Doll with Headdress320 - Native American Doll with Headdress
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Plateau Fabric, Feathers, Hair, Felt, Buckskin, Wood and Glass Beads 87 cm / 34.25 in. (height) excluding headdress (R11.499)
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Estimate : 200.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Early Salish Cooking Basket321 - Early Salish Cooking Basket
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Northwest Coast, Coast Salish; c. 1900 Cedar Root, Deerhide 27 cm / 10.5 (height) 38.5 cm / 15.25 in. (diameter) (R11.2146)
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Estimate : 200.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Finged & Beaded Belt322 - Finged & Beaded Belt
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Plains Glass Beads, Cloth, Wool 86.5 cm / 34.25 in. (length) excluding fringe One side fully beaded. (AF 1681)
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Estimate : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Lloyd Wadhams Sr. (1938-1992)323 - Lloyd Wadhams Sr. (1938-1992)
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Relief Carving Northwest Coast, Kwakwaka'wakw Carved Cedar Panel 35.5 x 116 x 19 cm / 14.25 x 45.6 x 7.5 in. Signed "L. Wadhams". (R...
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Estimate : 1,500.00 - 2,500.00
 
 
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Beaded Moccasins324 - Beaded Moccasins
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Plains, Cheyenne Buckskin, Rawhide, Sinew, Beads 26 cm / 10.25 in. Fully beaded. (AF 2159 A-B)
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Estimate : 300.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Beaded Moccasins325 - Beaded Moccasins
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Plains Hide, Beads 28 cm / 11 in. Partially beaded. (AF 2673 A-B)
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Estimate : 200.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Chief Wolf Robe Memorial Plaque326 - Chief Wolf Robe Memorial Plaque
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Plains, Cheyenne Chief Wolf Robe, Cheyenne Tribe of Oklahoma Wood, Buffalo Horn, Glass, Paint, Nails 48.5 x 35 x 19 cm / 19 x 13.75 x 7.5 in. (R37.76
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Estimate : 700.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Painted Parfleche Bag with Long Fringe327 - Painted Parfleche Bag with Long Fringe
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Plateau Hide, Paint, Glass Beads, Buckskin 26 x 30 cm / 10.25 x 11.75 in., size excludes handle and fringe (R11.1596)
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Estimate : 600.00 - 900.00
 
 
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Beaded Cloth Cradle Cover328 - Beaded Cloth Cradle Cover
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Plains, Cheyenne Buckskin, Rawhide, Glass Bead, Fabric 110 x 75 cm / 43.25 x 29.5 in. (R37.45)
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Estimate : 300.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Painted Parfleche Trunk329 - Painted Parfleche Trunk
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Plains, Dakota Hide, Paint 17 x 38 x 19 cm / 6.75 x 15 x 7.5 in. (AF 4554)
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Estimate : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Beaded Basket with Knob Lid330 - Beaded Basket with Knob Lid
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Subarctic, Chipewyan Vegetable Fibre, Glass Beads 24 cm / 9.5 in. (height) (R1832.84 A-B)
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Estimate : 200.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Totem Staff331 - Totem Staff
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Northwest Coast, Kwakwaka'wakw Cedar 172.5 cm / 68 in. (height) (AA 328)
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Estimate : 600.00 - 900.00
 
 
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Beaded Moccasins332 - Beaded Moccasins
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Plains, Cheyenne Buckskin, Rawhide, Sinew, Beads 27.5 cm / 11 in. Fully beaded. (AF 2158 A-B)
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Estimate : 300.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Totem - Mother Holding Child333 - Totem - Mother Holding Child
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Northwest Coast, Coast Salish Wood 43 cm / 17 in. (height) Inscribed "Alex Julian, Squamish, Indian Carver". (R548.25)
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Estimate : 300.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Quilled Armband334 - Quilled Armband
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Plains, Dakota Quill, Cloth, String, Tin Cones, Smoked Hide, Feathers 36 x 10 cm / 14.25 x 4 in. (AF 3139)
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Estimate : 100.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Beaded Drawstring Pouch335 - Beaded Drawstring Pouch
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Plains Leather, Glass Beads, Cotton 21 x 12 cm / 8.25 x 4.75 in. (AF 5282)
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Estimate : 200.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Totem Pole336 - Totem Pole
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Northwest Coast, Coast Salish Wood, Paint 94.5 cm / 37.25 in. (height) Signed "Alex Julian (Squamish)". (AA 1475)
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Estimate : 800.00 - 1,200.00
 
 
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Animal Mask337 - Animal Mask
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Northwest Coast, Kwakwaka'wakw Cedar, Paint, Lacquer 25 x 22 cm / 9.75 x 8.75 in. (AA 364)
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Estimate : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Totem - Figure Carrying Pot338 - Totem - Figure Carrying Pot
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Northwest Coast, Coast Salish Wood 39.5 cm / 15.75 in. (height) Inscribed "Alex Julian, Squamish, Indian Carver". (R548.19)
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Estimate : 300.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Corn Husk Flat Bag339 - Corn Husk Flat Bag
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Plateau Corn Husk, Rope 46 x 36 cm / 18 x 14 in. (R11.1079)
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Estimate : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Beaded Moccasins340 - Beaded Moccasins
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Plains, Dakota Buckskin, Sinew, Silk, Glass Beads, Tin Cones, Feathers, Skin Tie 26 cm / 10.25 in. Fully beaded, bifurcated tongues. (AF 4082 A-B)
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Estimate : 300.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Beaded Vest341 - Beaded Vest
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Plains, Dakota Glass Seed Beads, Sinew, Smoked Hide 41.5 x 42 cm / 16.5 x 16.5 in. Fully beaded on both sides. (AF 3118)
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Estimate : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Beaded Knife Sheath342 - Beaded Knife Sheath
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Plains, Dakota Beads, Smoked Hide, Sinew, Rawhide, Tin Cones 44 in. / 17.25 in. (length) Fully beaded on one side, with beaded drop. (AF 3162)
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Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Trade Cloth Dress343 - Trade Cloth Dress
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Plateau Flannel, Glass Bead, Ribbon 118 x 102 cm / 46.5 x 40.25 in. (R11.870)
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Estimate : 300.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Fringed Saddle Blanket344 - Fringed Saddle Blanket
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Plateau Hide, Thread 260 x 42 cm / 102.25 x 16.5 in. (R11.600)
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Estimate : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Painted Parfleche Fringed Case345 - Painted Parfleche Fringed Case
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Plains, Blackfoot, Siksika; circa 1910 Rawhide, Paint 75 x 48 cm / 29.5 x 19 in. (R11.651)
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Estimate : 600.00 - 900.00
 
 
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Beaded Dress Yoke346 - Beaded Dress Yoke
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Plains Cotton, Thread, Tubular Glass Beads, Cowrie Shells, Cotton Cord 39 x 73 cm / 15.25 x 28.75 in. (AF 4237)
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Estimate : 600.00 - 900.00
 
 
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Child's Trade Cloth Dress347 - Child's Trade Cloth Dress
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Plateau Flannel, Cowrie Shells, Metal, Glass Beads 90 x 80 cm / 35.5 x 31.5 in. (R11.716)
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Estimate : 500.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Beaded Hide Cradle Board with Doll348 - Beaded Hide Cradle Board with Doll
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Plateau Buckskin, Glass Beads, Commercial Doll 50 x 23 cm / 19.75 x 9 in. Floral motif beading, fringed. (R11.473)
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Estimate : 600.00 - 900.00
 
 
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Early RNWP Decorated Fur Bag349 - Early RNWP Decorated Fur Bag
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Subarctic; prior to 1904 Rabbit Fur, Leather, Cloth, Seed Bead, Wool, Quill, Silk Thread 31 x 15 cm / 12.25 x 5.75 in. The RNWP name change to RNWMP
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Estimate : 500.00 - 800.00
 
 
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