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 Breechcloth400 - Beaded Breechcloth
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Plateau, Sahaptin, Yakima; prior to 1930 Buckskin, Glass Bead, Thread 103 x 36 cm / 40.5 x 14.25 in. Beaded in symmetrical pattern with arrows, fring
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Estimate : 300.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Beaded & Fringed Garment Panels (2)401 - Beaded & Fringed Garment Panels (2)
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Plateau Buckskin, Seed Beads, Quills 32 x 19 cm / 12.5 x 7.5 in. Fully beaded one side in stylized floral pattern. (AD 67 A-B)
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Estimate : 300.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Decorated Cradle Cover402 - Decorated Cradle Cover
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Plains, Cheyenne Rawhide, Shell, Sequin, Glass Beads, Buckskin, Flannel, Canvas, Fabric 105 x 76 cm / 41.25 x 23 in. (R37.49)
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Estimate : 300.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Beaded Moccasins403 - Beaded Moccasins
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Plains, Dakota Rawhide, Buckskin, Seed Beads, Metal Cones, Feathers 28 cm / 11 in. Fully beaded & decorated, bifurcated tongues. (AF 1452 A-B)
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Estimate : 300.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Beaded Strip Panel404 - Beaded Strip Panel
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Plains Canvas, Cotton Cloth, Seed Beads, Cotton Thread, Down Feathers 54 x 8.5 cm / 21.25 x 3.25 in. Fully beaded in geometric design with arrows and
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Estimate : 300.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Beaded & Fringed Leggings405 - Beaded & Fringed Leggings
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Plateau, Sahaptin, Yakima; mid 20th Century Buckskin, Glass beads 36 cm / 14.25 in. (R11.768 A-B)
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Estimate : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Totem - Shaman and Raven406 - Totem - Shaman and Raven
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Northwest Coast, Coast Salish Wood 43 in. / 17 in. (height) Inscribed "Alex Julian, Squamish, Indian Carver". (R548.17)
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Estimate : 300.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Totem Pole407 - Totem Pole
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Northwest Coast, Kwakwaka'wakw Spruce, Paint 55 cm / 21.75 in. (height) (AA 1269)
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Estimate : 400.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Cowrie Shell Necklace408 - Cowrie Shell Necklace
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Plains, Dakota Leather, Cowrie Shells, Cotton, Beads 130 cm / 51.25 in. (AF 2734)
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Estimate : 200.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Beaded Flat Bag409 - Beaded Flat Bag
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Plateau Velvet, Hide, Glass Seed Beads, Cotton 35 x 29.5 cm / 13.75 x 11.75 in. Fully beaded with floral motif on one side. (AD 409)
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Estimate : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Early Cheyenne Beaded Cloth Cradle Board410 - Early Cheyenne Beaded Cloth Cradle Board
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Plains, Cheyenne; circa 1870 Canvas, Fabric, Glass Beads, Metal, Buckskin, Brass, Wood 113 x 35 cm / 44.5 x 14 in. (R490.6)
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Estimate : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
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Beaded Cradle Cover411 - Beaded Cradle Cover
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Plains, Cheyenne Rawhide, Buckskin, Fabric, Glass Beads 130 x 86 cm / 51.25 x 34 in. (R37.50)
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Estimate : 300.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Plateau Doll412 - Plateau Doll
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Plateau Plastic, Buckskin, Hair, Fur, Glass Beads 57.5 cm / 22 in. With beaded clothing. (R11.1734)
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Estimate : 100.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Native American Beaded Walking Stick413 - Native American Beaded Walking Stick
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North America Wood, Glass Beads, Metal 91 cm / 36 in. fully beaded (R37.872)
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Estimate : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Quilled & Fringed Hide Bag414 - Quilled & Fringed Hide Bag
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Plains, Dakota Buckskin, Porcupine Quills, Wool, Metal 38.5 x 28 cm / 15 x 11 in. (excluding fringes) Fully quilled on one side, fully fringed, quill
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Estimate : 400.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Plateau Basket415 - Plateau Basket
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Plateau Spruce Root, Cherry Bark 25 cm / 10 in. (height) Imbricated two colour geometric design. (AD 50)
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Estimate : 200.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Plateau Basket416 - Plateau Basket
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Plateau Spruce Root, Cherry Bark 31 cm / 12.25 in. Imbricated three colour linear & zig-zag design. (AD 147)
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Estimate : 200.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Beaded Moccasins417 - Beaded Moccasins
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Plains, Dakota Rawhide, Buckskin, Sinew, Cotton, Glass Beads 24 cm / 9.5 in. Fully beaded. (AF 2231 A-B)
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Estimate : 300.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Beaded Child's Moccasins418 - Beaded Child's Moccasins
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Plains, Dakota Buckskin, Cotton, Seed Beads 18 cm / 7 in. fully beaded (AF 29 A-B)
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Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Women's Beaded Cuffs419 - Women's Beaded Cuffs
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Plains, Dakota Seed Beads, Canvas, Cotton, Elastic 16.5 cm / 6.75 in. (length) Fully beaded on front in red, green & yellow on a white ground. ...
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Estimate : 150.00 - 250.00
 
 
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Native American Beaded Vest420 - Native American Beaded Vest
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North America Buckskin, Cloth, Cotton, Brass Buttons, Glass Beads 30 x 40 cm / 12 x 15.75 in. Extensive beading on both sides. (R37.950)
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Estimate : 600.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Beaded Gauntlets421 - Beaded Gauntlets
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Plains, Dakota Hide, Cotton, Beads 34 cm / 13.25 in. Beaded in floral & geometric designs. (AF 2919 A-B)
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Estimate : 200.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Salish Lidded Basket422 - Salish Lidded Basket
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Northwest Coast, Coast Salish Cedar Root, Beargrass, Horsetail Root, Cherry Bark 36 x 63 x 40 cm / 14.25 x 24.75 x 15.75 in. Linear and diagonal imbr
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Estimate : 200.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Quilled Gauntlets423 - Quilled Gauntlets
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Plains, Dakota Hide, Porcupine Quills, Cotton 34 cm / 13.25 in. (AF 2920 A-B)
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Estimate : 200.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Salish Lidded Basket with Footed Bottom424 - Salish Lidded Basket with Footed Bottom
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Plateau, Interior Salish, Thompson Spruce Root, Cherry Bark 14 cm / 5.5 in. (height) Three colour imbricated floral design. (AD 135 A-B)
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Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Painted Commemorative Hide425 - Painted Commemorative Hide
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Plateau, Sahaptin, Yakima; late 19th Century "Valley of the Yakima" Smoked & Tanned Deer Hide, Paint Painted with a detailed inscript...
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Estimate : 400.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Corn Husk Flat Bag426 - Corn Husk Flat Bag
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Plateau Corn Husk, Buckskin 48 x 36 cm / 19 x 14 in. (R11.524)
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Estimate : 300.00
 
 
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Beaded Seal Skin Moccasins427 - Beaded Seal Skin Moccasins
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Circumpolar, Bering Strait, Inupiaq Seal Skin, Cloth, Glass Beads 26 cm / 10.25 in. (length) (AB 746 A-B)
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Estimate : 150.00 - 250.00
 
 
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Male & Female Inuit Dolls428 - Male & Female Inuit Dolls
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Circumpolar, Inuvialuit, Tuktoyuktuk and Mackenzie Delta; mid 20th Century Caribou Fur, Seal Skin, Wool, Cotton, Canvas, Thread 48 cm / 19 in. (heigh
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Estimate : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Dress with Dentalium Shell Yoke429 - Dress with Dentalium Shell Yoke
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Plains, Cheyenne Fabric, Dentalium Shells, Ribbon 133 x 119 cm / 52.5 x 47 in. (R37.984)
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Estimate : 800.00 - 1,200.00
 
 
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Dog Sled Whip with Decorated Handle430 - Dog Sled Whip with Decorated Handle
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Circumpolar, Subarctic Wood, Paint, Woolen Yarn, Cotton String, Leather, Sash Cord 218 cm / 85.75 (length) (AB 285)
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Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Quilled & Fringed Gauntlets431 - Quilled & Fringed Gauntlets
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Plains Leather, Porcupine Quills 34 cm / 13.5 in. (length) Fully quilled cuff on one side. (AF 3875)
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Estimate : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Bi-pointed Buffalo Horn War Club432 - Bi-pointed Buffalo Horn War Club
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Plains, Dakota Buffalo Horn, Leather, Wood, Beads, Metal 51 cm / 20 in. (AF 2009)
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Estimate : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Fringed Dance Apron433 - Fringed Dance Apron
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Plains Stroud Breech Cloth, Cotton, Cotton Thread, String 55 x 45 cm / 21.75 x 17.75 in. Two panels with central star. (AF 4335 A-B)
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Estimate : 150.00 - 250.00
 
 
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Two Plateau Tipi Models434 - Two Plateau Tipi Models
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Plateau Wood, Fabric, Buckskin, Leather A) 60 cm / 23.75 in. (height) B) 60 cm / 23.75 in. (height) One with a model cradle board hanging on the exte
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Estimate : 400.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Hide Cradle Board Basket with Doll435 - Hide Cradle Board Basket with Doll
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Plateau Hide,Wood, Plastic, Cloth, Woven Cord, Fur 45 x 86 x 33 cm / 17.75 x 34 x 13 in. With bent wood visor. (R11.966)
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Estimate : 600.00 - 900.00
 
 
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Papier Mache Mannequin Head436 - Papier Mache Mannequin Head
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Plateau Papier Mache, Horsehair, Metal, Ribbon 36 cm / 14.25 in. (R11.916)
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Estimate : 200.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Apple Head Native American Doll437 - Apple Head Native American Doll
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Plateau Apple, Satin, Feathers, Glass Beads 28 cm / 11 in. (R11.520)
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Estimate : 100.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Salish Lidded Basket with Knob Handle438 - Salish Lidded Basket with Knob Handle
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Northwest Coast, Coast Salish Sapwood Slats, Split Root, Cherry Bark 57 cm / 22.75 in. (height); 46 cm / 18 in. (diameter) Imbricated three colour de
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Estimate : 200.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Scrimshaw Cribbage Board439 - Scrimshaw Cribbage Board
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Circumpolar, Eskimo Walrus Tusk 67 cm / 26.25 in. (length) (AB 431)
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Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Carved Cedar Ladle440 - Carved Cedar Ladle
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Northwest Coast; 19th Century Cedar Wood 68 cm / 26.75 in. (length) (AA 976)
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Estimate : 200.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Totem Pole441 - Totem Pole
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Northwest Coast, Kwakwaka'wakw Cedar, Paint 38.5 cm / 15.25 in. (height) (AA 20)
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Estimate : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Caribou Drawstring Bag with Fringe442 - Caribou Drawstring Bag with Fringe
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Subarctic, Slavey; 19th Century Caribou Hide, Sinew 30 x 38 cm / 11.75 x 26.75 in. (AC 118)
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Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Arrows443 - Arrows
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Circumpolar, Eskimo General Spruce Wood, Cormorant Feathers, Spruce Root, Steel 91.5 cm / 36.25 in. and smaller (AB 539 A-H) (AB 106)
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Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Two Hide Fleshers444 - Two Hide Fleshers
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Plateau, Sahaptin, Nez Perce Elk Antler 38 cm / 15 in. (R11.1603) 32 cm / 12.5 in. (R11.1605)
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Estimate : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Harpoon445 - Harpoon
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Circumpolar, Pangnirtung, Baffinland Whalebone, Leather, Bone, Stone, Cotton 70 cm / 27.5 in. (length) (AB 866)
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Estimate : 200.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Dog Sled Whip Handle446 - Dog Sled Whip Handle
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Circumpolar, Bering Strait, Inupiaq White Oak, Buckskin, Brass Tacks 42 cm / 16.5 in. (length) (AB 377)
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Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Beaded High Top Moccasins447 - Beaded High Top Moccasins
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Subarctic, Kutchin; mid 20th Century Hide, Glass Beads, Cotton, Sinew 28 cm / 11 in. Extensive beading in floral motif. (AC 486 A-B)
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Estimate : 300.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Quilled Moccasins448 - Quilled Moccasins
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Subarctic, Fort McPherson, Loucheux; mid 20th Century Moosehide, Porcupine Quill, Thread, Felt 29 cm / 11 in. (AC 502 A-B)
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Estimate : 150.00 - 250.00
 
 
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Snowshoes449 - Snowshoes
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Plateau Wood, Twine, Sinew 132 cm / 52 in. (AD 425 A-B)
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Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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