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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Mukluks350 - Mukluks
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Western Subarctic Hide, Seed Beads, Wool Cloth, Cotton Cloth, Wool, Cotton Thread, Ric Rac Braid, Fur 30 cm / 11.75 in. (AC 480 A-B)
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Estimate : 150.00 - 250.00
 
 
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Beaded Vest351 - Beaded Vest
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Plateau; mid 20th Century Buckskin, Fabric, Glass Bead 64 x 48 cm / 25.25 x 19 in. (R11.535)
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Estimate : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Beaded Hide Sewing Bag352 - Beaded Hide Sewing Bag
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Plains, Dakota Cow Hide, Fur, Tin Cones, Beads 19 x 29 cm / 7.5 x 11.5 in. (AF 3138)
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Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Fringed and Beaded Hide & Elk Tooth Dress353 - Fringed and Beaded Hide & Elk Tooth Dress
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Plateau Buckskin, Glass Seed and Pipe Beads, Elk Tooth 136 cm / 53.5 in. (length) (R11.49)
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Estimate : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Beaded Hide Rifle Scabbard354 - Beaded Hide Rifle Scabbard
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Plateau Hide, Glass Beads, Brass Tacks 90 cm / 35.5 in. (excluding fringe) (R11.1652)
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Estimate : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Beaded Cradle Board with Bent Wood Visor355 - Beaded Cradle Board with Bent Wood Visor
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Plateau, Sahaptin, Yakima Wood, Cotton Cloth, Buckskin, Glass beads 81 cm / 32 in. (length) (AD 289)
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Estimate : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Whale Bone Portrait Masks356 - Whale Bone Portrait Masks
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Circumpolar, Alaska; late 19th Century Carved Weathered Whalebone 22 cm / 8.75 in. (height) (R2509.3) 25 cm / 9.75 in. (height) (R2509.4) 20 cm / 8
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Estimate : 600.00 - 900.00
 
 
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Mukluks357 - Mukluks
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Circumpolar Leather, Sinew 48 cm / 19 in. (R1832.87 A-B)
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Estimate : 100.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Hand-Carved Snowshoes358 - Hand-Carved Snowshoes
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Subarctic, Slavey Wood, Leather 107 cm / 42.25 in. (length) (R227.9 A-B)
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Estimate : 200.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Antler Headdress359 - Antler Headdress
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Plateau, Interior Salish, Spokane; mid 20th Century Deer Antler, Fur and Paws , Cord, Glass Beads, Hair 26 cm / 10.25 in. (height) Fully beaded head
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Estimate : 600.00 - 900.00
 
 
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Painted Parfleche Trunk360 - Painted Parfleche Trunk
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Plains, Cheyenne; early 20th Century Rawhide, Buckskin, Paint, Fabric 18 x 39 x 25 cm / 7 x 15.25 x 10 in. (R37.831)
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Estimate : 400.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Northern California Basket361 - Northern California Basket
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Plateau, probably Klamath Grass Fibre 24.5 cm / 9.75 in. (height); 38 cm / 15 in. (diameter) Finely twined with geometric and zig-zag motif in dark
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Estimate : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Beaded & Quilled Tobacco Bag362 - Beaded & Quilled Tobacco Bag
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Plains, Sioux Buckskin, Glass Seed Beads, Rawhide, Porcupine Quills 60 x 21 cm / 23.75 x 8.25 in. Extensive beading on both sides, quilled slats. (R3
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Estimate : 600.00 - 900.00
 
 
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Beaded Moccasins363 - Beaded Moccasins
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Plains, Dakota Buckskin, Sinew, Cotton, Glass Beads 22 cm / 8.75 in. Fully beaded. (AF 2222 A-B)
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Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Beaded Leggings364 - Beaded Leggings
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Plateau; circa 1930 Flannel, Glass Beads, Ermine Tails, Ribbon 35.5 x 69.0 cm / 14.25 x 27.25 in. (R11.789 A-B)
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Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Painted Parfleche Envelope365 - Painted Parfleche Envelope
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Plains, Cheyenne Rawhide, Paint, Glass and pipe beads, Wool, Metal 22 x 33.5 cm / 8.75 x 13.5 in. Painted geometric design, trimmed in red wool. (R3
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Estimate : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Sioux Stone Tomahawk366 - Sioux Stone Tomahawk
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Plains, Dakota Stone, Wood, Buckskin, Glass Seed Beads 43 cm / 17 in. Beaded and fringed handle. (AF 1709)
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Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Corn Husk Flat Bag367 - Corn Husk Flat Bag
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Plateau Hemp, Corn Husk, Yarn, Cotton, Buckskin 36 x 24 cm / 14 x 9.5 in. (AD 204)
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Estimate : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Salish Basketry Cradle368 - Salish Basketry Cradle
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Plateau, Interior Salish, Lillooet Split Root, Sapwood, Beargrass, Cherry Bark 64 cm / 25.25 in. (length) Traditional weave with three colour imbrica
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Estimate : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Beaded High Top Boot Style Moccasins369 - Beaded High Top Boot Style Moccasins
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North America Buckskin, Hide, Glass, Beads 46 x 8.5 x 25 cm / 18 x 3.5 x 10 in. (R37.694 A-B)
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Estimate : 300.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Simon Charlie [1920-2005]370 - Simon Charlie [1920-2005]
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Northwest Coast, Coast Salish Whale and Thunderbird Carved and Painted Cedar Panel Cedar, Paint 62 x 183 cm / 24.5 x 72 in. Signed "Simon Char...
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Estimate : 1,500.00 - 2,500.00
 
 
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Food Bowl with Handle371 - Food Bowl with Handle
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Northwest Coast, Kwakwaka'wakw Alder 41 x 12.5 cm / 16.25 x 5 in. (AA 411)
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Estimate : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Eagle Mask372 - Eagle Mask
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Northwest Coast, Coast Salish Cedar, Paint, Cord, Metal 45 cm / 17.75 in. Signed "August Jack". (R512.72)
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Estimate : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Salish Saddle373 - Salish Saddle
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Plateau, Interior Salish, Flathead; c. 1880 Horn, Wood, Rawhide, Fur, Leather 34 x 51 x 36 cm / 13.25 x 20 x 14in. (R11.1651)
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Estimate : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Beaded Hair Roach374 - Beaded Hair Roach
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Plateau; early 20th Century Hair, Horsehair, Metal, Leather, Buckskin, Glass Beads, Fabric, Brass Bell 57 cm / 22.5 in. With fully beaded head band.
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Estimate : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Early Beaded Cloth Bag375 - Early Beaded Cloth Bag
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Plateau; late 19th Century Fabric, Glass Bead, Buckskin 41 x 35 cm / 16.25 x 13.75 in. (R11.794)
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Estimate : 200.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Beaded Saddle Blanket376 - Beaded Saddle Blanket
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Plains, Dakota Velvet, Glass beads, Buckskin, Brass bells 162 x 75 cm / 63.75 x 29.5 in. (AF 1465)
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Estimate : 1,500.00 - 2,500.00
 
 
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Plateau Basket377 - Plateau Basket
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Plateau Willow, Bark 25 cm / 9.75 in. (height) Two colour imbricated design. (AD 37)
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Estimate : 200.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Beaded Moccasins378 - Beaded Moccasins
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Plains Hide, Glass Beads 23 cm / 9 in. (AF 3541 A-B)
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Estimate : 150.00 - 250.00
 
 
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Corn Husk Flat Bag379 - Corn Husk Flat Bag
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Plateau Hemp, Corn Husk, Yarn, Cotton 52 x 38 cm / 20.5 x 15 in. (AD 393)
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Estimate : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Beaded Moccasins380 - Beaded Moccasins
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Plains Hide, Beads, Sinew 6.4 x 17.3 cm / 2.5 x 6.75 in. Fully beaded. (AF 3491 A-B)
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Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Beaded Knife Sheath with Quill Drops381 - Beaded Knife Sheath with Quill Drops
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Plains, Dakota Rawhide, Sinew, Beads, Tin Cones, Porcupine Quills, Feathers 18 x 6 cm / 7 x 2.5 in. (AF 3148)
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Estimate : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Snowshoes382 - Snowshoes
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Plateau, Kutenai Wood, Sinew, Cotton 106 x 36 cm / 41.75 x 14.25 in. (AD 376)
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Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Plateau Basket383 - Plateau Basket
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Plateau Reed, Cherry Bark, Cedar Root, Grasses 28 cm / 11 in. (height) Imbricated three colour zig-zag pattern. (AD 394)
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Estimate : 200.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Buffalo Tooth Necklace384 - Buffalo Tooth Necklace
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Plains, Dakota Buffalo Teeth, Glass Beads, Leather, Paint 98 cm / 38.5 in. (length) (AF 2726)
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Estimate : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Birch Bark Basket385 - Birch Bark Basket
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Western Subarctic Birch Bark, Root, Pony Beads, Thread, Claw, Hide 22 x 21 x 8 cm / 8.25 x 8.25 x 3.25 in. (AC 423)
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Estimate : 100.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Plains Backrest386 - Plains Backrest
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Plains Willow Stick, Sinew, Wool Flannel, Tanned Leather, Cotton Cloth, Seed Beads, Glass And China Beads, Cotton Thread 154 x 101 cm / 60.25 x 39.75
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Estimate : 500.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Beaded Gauntlets387 - Beaded Gauntlets
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Subarctic, Kutchin Hide, Cotton Velvet, Glass Beads, Cotton Fabric 40.5 cm / 16 in. Extensivelybeaed in floral and geometric designs. (AC 437 A-B)
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Estimate : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Stone Tomahawk388 - Stone Tomahawk
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Plains, Dakota Stone, Wood, Wire, Rawhide, Hair, Sinew, Twine, Ribbon, Horsehair, Beads, Yarn 57 cm / 22.5 in. Beaded and fringed handle. (AF 2022)
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Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Beaded & Fringed Three Sided Bag389 - Beaded & Fringed Three Sided Bag
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Plateau, Dakota Smoked Hide, Glass Beads 33 cm / 12.5 in. (length), excluding drops Beaded with floral motif, extensive fringing, beaded drops. (AF 3
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Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Northern California Basket390 - Northern California Basket
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Plateau, Northern California, Modoc, probably Lutuamian Willow Withe, Sedge Root, Cherry Bark 17.5 cm / 7 in. (height); 17.5 cm / 7 in. (diameter) Tw
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Estimate : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Split Buffalo Horn Bonnet391 - Split Buffalo Horn Bonnet
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Plateau, Interior Salish, Spokane; circa 1930 Felt, Fur, Horns, Leather, Glass Beads, Bone, Hair Pipe Beads 32 cm / 12.5 in. (height) (R11.910)
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Estimate : 600.00 - 900.00
 
 
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Plains Beaded Belt392 - Plains Beaded Belt
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Plains Canvas, Seed Beads 96.5 cm / 38.25 in. Fully beaded geometric design on one side. (AF 1677)
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Estimate : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Beaded Moccasins393 - Beaded Moccasins
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Plains, Dakota Moosehide, Glass Beads 26.5 cm / 10.5 in. Fully beaded, bifurcated tongue. (AF 652 A-B)
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Estimate : 300.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Beaded & Quilled Tobacco Bag394 - Beaded & Quilled Tobacco Bag
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Plains Buckskin, Glass Seed Bead, Porcupine Quills 52 x 20 cm / 20.5 x 8 in., excluding fringe Extensively beading on both sides, with quilled slats,
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Estimate : 600.00 - 900.00
 
 
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Beaded Drawstring Bag395 - Beaded Drawstring Bag
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Plateau, Sahaptin, Yakima; circa 1930 Buckskin, Glass Beads 45 x 24.5 cm / 17.75 x 9.75 in. Extensive beading in floral motif, fringed. (R11.529)
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Estimate : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Gaming Mat396 - Gaming Mat
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Plateau, probably Klamath Grass Fibre 43.5 cm / 17.25 in. (diameter) (R37.210)
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Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Beaded Hide Cradle Cover397 - Beaded Hide Cradle Cover
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Plains, Dakota Hide, Beads, Stroud Trade Cloth, Sinew 79 x 24 x 15 cm / 31 x 9.5 x 5.75 in. Extensively beaded in colourful geometric motif. (AF 2343
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Estimate : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Sioux Breastplate398 - Sioux Breastplate
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Plains, Dakota and Teton Bone, Leather, Beads, Buckskin 44 x 24 cm / 17.25 x 9.5 in. Old bone hair pipe with beading. (AF 2163)
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Estimate : 400.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Salish Lidded Basket399 - Salish Lidded Basket
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Northwest Coast, Coast Salish Cedar Bark, Cherry Bark 39 x 70 x 43 cm / 15.25 x 27.5 x 17 in. Imbricated, geometric pattern. (R548.109 A-B)
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Estimate : 200.00 - 300.00
 
 
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