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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Buffalo Hide450 - Buffalo Hide
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Plateau Cured Buffalo Hide approx. 230 cm / 91 in. tip to tail (R11.2144)
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Estimate : 400.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Osage Wedding Coat451 - Osage Wedding Coat
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Plains, Osage Cloth, Silk, German Silver, Ribbon 115 x 65 cm / 45.25 x 25.5 in. (R37.943)
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Estimate : 1,500.00 - 2,500.00
 
 
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Birch Bark Cradle Board Basket452 - Birch Bark Cradle Board Basket
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Plains Birchbark, Split Root, Sticks, Rawhide 63 cm / 24.5 in. (length) (AF 4780)
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Estimate : 600.00 - 900.00
 
 
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Salish Suitcase Basket453 - Salish Suitcase Basket
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Plateau, Thompson, Fraser River, Interior Salish Fibre, Buckskin 14.5 x 53 x 29 cm / 6 x 21 x 11.5 in. Imbricated two colour design. (R37.609)
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Estimate : 200.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Beaded Stone Tomahawk454 - Beaded Stone Tomahawk
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Plateau, Sahaptin, Nez Perce Stone, Wood, Glass Bead, Cord 94 cm / 37 in. Fully beaded, including drops. (R11.1638)
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Estimate : 500.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Salish Basketry Cradle455 - Salish Basketry Cradle
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Plateau, Interior Salish, Lillooet Cedar Root, Spruce Root, Sapwood, Cherry Bark, Beargrass 71 cm / 28 in.(length) Traditional weave with three colou
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Estimate : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Painted Parfleche Envelope456 - Painted Parfleche Envelope
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Plateau, Interior Salish, Spokane; 1920 Rawhide, Paint, Buckskin 33 x 64 x 40 cm / 13 x 25.25 x 15.75 in. Painted geometric design. (R11.1823)
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Estimate : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Northwest Coast Paddle457 - Northwest Coast Paddle
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Northwest Coast, Kwakwaka'wakw Wood, Paint 131 cm / 51.5 in. (length) (AA 241)
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Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Two Doll Chair Models458 - Two Doll Chair Models
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Subarctic; 1896 Wood, Sinew, Cord, Nails, Mortis & Tenon Joints 34 cm / 13.25 in. (height) (AC 329 A-B)
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Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Beaded Ceremonial Collar459 - Beaded Ceremonial Collar
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Subarctic, Northern Athapaskan Wool Cloth, Seed Beads 27 x 42 cm / 10.5 x 16.5 in. Floral motif beading. (AC 311)
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Estimate : 200.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Beaded & Quilled Moccasins460 - Beaded & Quilled Moccasins
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Plains, Dakota Rawhide, Buckskin, Cloth, Seed Beads, Porcupine Quills 27 cm / 10.5 in. (length) (AF 37 A-B)
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Estimate : 200.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Quilled Armbands461 - Quilled Armbands
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Plains, Dakota Rawhide, Cloth, Quills, Tin Drops, Wool Yarn 12 x 12 cm / 4.75 x 4.75 in. Extensively wrapped quill work, with tin cone drops. (AF 165
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Estimate : 150.00 - 250.00
 
 
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Painted Parfleche Sheath with Early Knife462 - Painted Parfleche Sheath with Early Knife
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Plains, Dakota Rawhide, Paint, Metal 34.5 cm / 13.5 in. (AF 3172 A-B)
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Estimate : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Canoe Model463 - Canoe Model
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Subarctic, Slavey Birch Bark, Roots, Dye 59.5 cm / 23.5 in. (length) Wood strut & ribbed frame. (AC 17)
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Estimate : 300.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Cape Nome Seal Skin Rug464 - Cape Nome Seal Skin Rug
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Plateau, Cape Nome Sealskin 147 x 130 cm / 58 x 51.25 in. (R11.699)
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Estimate : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Dry Hide Scraper465 - Dry Hide Scraper
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Subarctic, Western Subarctic Wood, Cloth, Cotton, Sinew 84.5 cm / 32.25 in. (length) (AC 275)
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Estimate : 300.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Portrait Mask466 - Portrait Mask
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Northwest Coast, Coast Salish Cedar 36 x 23 cm / 23.25 x 14.25 in. Signed "Howard". (AA 1278)
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Estimate : 500.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Pipe Tomahawk467 - Pipe Tomahawk
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Plains, Dakota Wood, Iron, Beads, Bone Hair Pipe, Glass Beads 65 cm / 25.5 in. (length) (AF 2900)
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Estimate : 200.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Northwest Coast Paddle468 - Northwest Coast Paddle
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Northwest Coast, Coast Salish Cedar, Varnish 124 cm / 48.75 in. (length) (AA 1138)
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Estimate : 200.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Canoe Model with Paddle469 - Canoe Model with Paddle
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Subarctic, Slavey, Dogrib Birchbark, Wood 40 cm / 15.75 in. (length) Wood strut & ribbed frame. (R118.16 A-B)
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Estimate : 200.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Snowshoes470 - Snowshoes
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Plateau, Kutenai Wood, Buckskin 66 x 30.5 cm / 26 x 12 in. (R11.953 A-B)
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Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Two Beaded Neck Ties471 - Two Beaded Neck Ties
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Plains, Dakota Beads, Buckskin, Cotton 39 cm / 15.25 in. (AF 1907) 49.5 cm / 19.5 in. (AF 1908)
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Estimate : 300.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Snowshoes472 - Snowshoes
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Western Subarctic Peeled Wood, Nails, Babiche Netting, Hide Thonging 45 x 12.5 cm / 17.75 x 5 in. (AC 290 A-B)
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Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Beaded Leggings473 - Beaded Leggings
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Plains, Dakota Hide, Glass Seed Beads 84 cm / 33 in. (AF 2819 A-B)
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Estimate : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Double-Handled Basket474 - Double-Handled Basket
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Plateau Cedar Root 25 x 60 x 22.5 cm / 9.75 x 23.75 x 9 in. (R11.2155)
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Estimate : 150.00 - 250.00
 
 
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Circular Handled Basket475 - Circular Handled Basket
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Plateau, Kutenai Fibre 31 cm / 12.25 in. (height); 23 cm / 9 in. (diameter) (R11.1865)
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Estimate : 150.00 - 250.00
 
 
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Buffalo Horn Rack476 - Buffalo Horn Rack
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Plains, Blackfoot, Siksika Wood, Buffalo Horns and Hooves, Fabric 52 x 50 x 23 cm / 20.5 x 19.75 x 9 in. (R84.7)
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Estimate : 300.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Doll with Knit Cradle477 - Doll with Knit Cradle
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Plateau, Sahaptin, Umatilla; early 20th Century Buckskin, Glass Beads, Wool, Wood, Commercial Doll 41 x 18 cm / 16 x 7.25 in. (R11.1613)
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Estimate : 200.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Northwest Coast Baton478 - Northwest Coast Baton
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Northwest Coast Diamond Willow, Paint 67 cm / 26.5 in. (length) (AA 1155)
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Estimate : 200.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Fox Pelt479 - Fox Pelt
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Plateau, Kutenai Fox Fur, Glass Bead 117 cm / 46 in. (R57.8)
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Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Snowshoes480 - Snowshoes
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Subarctic, Western Cree Ash, Sinew, Wool, Metal 94.5 cm / 37.5 in. (length) (AF 2800 A-B)
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Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Basket481 - Basket
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Subarctic, Western Cree Grass Fibre 14 cm / 5.5 in. (height); 19 cm / 7.5 in. (diameter) (R37.683)
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Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Plains Powder Horn482 - Plains Powder Horn
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Plains, Dakota Horn, Brass, Steel, Leather 31 cm / 12.25 in. (AF 2403)
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Estimate : 200.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Cheyenne Drum483 - Cheyenne Drum
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Plains, Cheyenne Metal, Rawhide 23 cm / 9 in. (height); 38 cm / 15 in. (diameter) (R37.196)
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Estimate : 150.00 - 250.00
 
 
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Bow484 - Bow
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North America Wood, woven cord, string 129.5 cm / 51.25 in. (R37.874)
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Estimate : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Travois Platform485 - Travois Platform
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Plains, Plains Birch, Rawhide, Animal Hair, Hemp Rope 107 x 52 cm / 42.25 x 20.5 in. (AF 4575)
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Estimate : 150.00 - 250.00
 
 
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Buffalo Robe486 - Buffalo Robe
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Plains, Blackfoot, Kainai Buffalo Hide 167.5 x 142 cm / 66 x 60 in. Heavily worn. (AF 1393)
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Estimate : 150.00 - 250.00
 
 
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Mountain Lion Rug487 - Mountain Lion Rug
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Plateau Mountain Lion Hide, Felt 159 x 124 cm / 62.5 x 58.75 in. (R11.1158)
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Estimate : 150.00 - 250.00
 
 
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