NEW ADDITION:  from circa 1840-60's comes this museum quality Nez Perce child's dress | Pony Beaded yoke in early colors of black, red, blue and pink on a background of white beads | a tanned native hide of mountain sheep with fringe on the sides and bottom | mountain sheep tail tab on the yoke | accompanied by a period belt with silver conchos |  a custom museum mount and historical write up is included |  from a New Mexico collection |  price on request |  for more information please contact Don and refer to Nez Perce child's dress 

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NEW ADDITION: last quarter of the 19th century, rare Lakota - Sioux matched pair of possible bags, native tanned hide with sinew and thread sewn beads along the sides with quill work on front and top flap | excellent wear from native use | red yarn, and tin cone accents | size 9"x 6" | $3,750.00 | from an East Coast private collection

for more information please contact Don ref: Sioux matched pair of possible bags


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NEW ADDITION: last quarter of the 19th century, a beautiful Plateau Nez Perce childs dress, supple native tanned mountain sheep hide with sinew and thread sewn beads along the top (yoke) of the dress | sheep tail on the center of the yoke | delicate tree cut outs as decoration on the lower portion of the dress |  price on request | from the private collection of Chipeta Trading Company

for more information please contact Don ref: Plateau Child's Dress

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NEW ADDITION: last quarter of the 19th century, Crow - Apsaalooke Moccasins | native tanned hide with sinew and thread sewn seed beads in traditional Crow colors of light blue, dark blue, pink, green, red and white |  excellent wear from native use | arrow designs on the side | native repair of vamp on left mocassin | size 9.5" x 5" | $2,500.00 | from a Montana private collection

for more information please contact Don ref: Crow Moccasins 


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NEW ADDITION: circa 1865-75 Southern Plains (most likely Comanche) beaded hide boot moccasins | yellow ochre mineral pigment overall | beads are sinew sewn | thread sewn uppers | typical Comanche use of sead and faceted beads in colors of white, red, light blue and dark blue | narrow strips of beaded geometric designs highlighted with double rows of silver tacks | cut hide fringe along the tops | size: 27 3/4" inches tall | $8,500.00 | excellent condition showing great patina and native use | custom stand included  | from an East Coast collection | for more information and pricing please contact Don ref: Comanche Moccasins


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NEW ADDITION: circa 1860-80 pony beaded Plateau region horse blanket.  Early pony bead colors of black, white, blue and pumpkin sinew and thread sewn onto a red trade cloth blanket with blue trade cloth accents. Hawk bells (some missing) on edges.  Great wear and native repairs.  Cinch marks appear on both sides from wear and use.  Size:  32"x59"  (see inset photo for beadwork details)  $6,950.00  | from a New Mexico private collection for more information please contact Don ref: Plateau Horse Blanket  

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NEW ADDITION: circa 1870's buckskin Sioux strike a light (fire making) pouch | rare and wonderful seed bead color palette of a light blue background with dark blue triangular accents, white border beading, greasy yellow, and black  |  double rows of tin cones on the bottom and top flaps  |  long bead wrapped drops with cones  |  no apparent restoration and great provenance  |  size:  10" long including drops |  $3,850.00  | from a Colorado private collection for more information please contact Don ref: Sioux Strike a light pouch



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NEW ADDITION: Rare Blackfoot tobacco bag, circa 1875 |  buffalo hide with a beaded upper section |  long sinew sewn seed beaded tapering tab with fringe|  brass beads and fringe on lower section |  floating in the blue fields are a series of interlinked yellow, white and black designs | the outside seams of the bag are accented with white edge beadwork with the lower section decorated in brass beads | size: 32” long in excellent condition  |  From a private collection in Canada.  Note:  Blackfoot bags of this design are quite rare and highly collectable |   for more information and pricing please contact Don ref: Blackfoot bag


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NEW ADDITION:  Lakota Sioux c1880's childs dress with 400+ cowry shells |  blue and red trade cloth with salvage edging |  clear seed beads on arm cuffs  |  size:  23" x 18"  |  great condition showing native wear  |  custom table mount included  |  $13,500.00  |  from a Colorado collection  | 

for more information please contact Don ref: cowry shell childs dress.

 

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NEW ADDITION:  Northern Plains- Montana region (Crow) boys leggings | last qtr of the 19th century |  wonderful condition with blue and red trade cloth panels |  green ribbon edging |  early seed beads in colors of white, red white hearts, blues and green  |  size:  25" long by 11" wide |  $1,400.00  |  for more information please contact Don ref:  boys leggings

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Last qtr of the 19th century | Sioux child's scout jacket | buckskin with fringe on shoulders | beaded patterns with turtle fetishes | beaded on front and back | custom table mount | Size:  16" high by 15" wide, 22" high on stand  |  Condition: evidence of native use, no restoration and great patina  | For more information and pricing please contact Don



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Last qtr of the 19th century | Personal grooming items from Lean Elk, Kiowa aka Chief Waldo | rare:  porcupine tail hair brush with white bead background accented in blue, red and yellow triangle bead designs | rare: horn or antler incised comb with tepee and figurative designs | paint bag with red ochre | formally in the collection of Osage Trading, Oklahoma | $4,500.00 | Condition: evidence of native use, no restoration, great patina and historical significance  | For more information please contact Don


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3rd qtr 19th century | Northern Cheyenne Hi top moccasins and leggings | 19" tall with tanned hide and sinew sewn beads in colors of white, green, pink, red and blue | green military stripe beaded design elements on front and back | collection tag on leggings says “Bixby”  See similar pair sold at Bonham's Auctions December 2018 |  For more information and pricing please contact Don



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3rd qtr 19th century | Arapaho tobacco bag of native tanned hide and glass beads | 39 inches in length including fringe and 6 ½ inches wide at the beaded panel | Top of bag has 6-4” tabs with a 21 inch pair of beaded drops, top cuff of bag is beaded | bead colors of white, red, light and dark blue, black, and pumpkin | beaded panels are the same front to back | body and fringe of bag are yellow ocher and the back of the tabs are red pigment | formally in the Alan Hirschfield Collection of Jackson Wyoming | Excellent condition with evidence of native use| For more information and pricing please contact Don


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4th qtr of the 19th century full size Flathead-Kootenai child's cradle board  | floral design elements on headboard and body; early trade cloth on body apron with muslin sack underneath | edged in orange cloth with wonderful patina throughout  |  shows great use from native wear | 37" long | from the collection of Don Siegel, Colorado |  acquired from a Montana collection | AVAILABLE | For more information and price please contact Don


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First qtr of the 20th century |  Full size Comanche cradle board | supple buckskin, yellow ochre | great boards with 53 tacks, German Silver star and moon designs | drops of elk teeth, coins, pins and medallions  |  45" long excluding fringe | From a Comanche Family (disclosed to buyer) outside of Lawton, Oklahoma | small southern plains childs mocs have been added |  AVAILABLE | For more information and pricing please contact Don


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c. 1870-80 Full size Columbia River Cradle | 25” long by 9" wide | original hoop to protect child's head  | wooden backboard with original early trade cloth ties |   excellent condition with great wear and patina  |  From a NY collection | photo for reference | AVAILABLE  |  $4,950.00. | For more information please contact Don


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Cheyenne child's soft cradle (includes custom display mount)  |  c. 1870s  |  From the Joe Rivera collection
Chipeta Trading Company  |  Historic Native American Art

Cheyenne child's soft cradle with wonderful design elements on a white background  | beads of dark blue, light blue and red, with greasy yellow in designs of"Bear Butte" across the top of the hood  |  buffalo hide tab with dragonfly design  |    (includes custom display mount)  |  c. 1870s  |  From the Joe Rivera collection, Santa Fe, NM.  |  beautiful example of Cheyenne bead work!

AVAILABLE  |  $8,500.  |  For more information please contact Don.


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Crow parfleche stirrups  |  c. 1860-70s  |  Recycled painted parfleche covered boards from a Crow saddle  |  From a Colorado collection
Chipeta Trading Company  |  Historic Native American Art

Crow parfleche stirrups  |  c. 1860-70s  |  Recycled painted parfleche covered boards from a Crow saddle  |  From a Colorado collection

AVAILABLE  |  $2,500.  |  For more information please contact Don.

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Apache strike-a-light and awl case  |  c. 1880s
Chipeta Trading Company  |  Historic Native American Art

Apache strike-a-light and awl case  |  c. 1880s  |  matched pair of Jicariila (Western) Apache strike a light and awl case |  from the collection of Ed Garrett, Loveland Colorado  |  AVAILABLE  |  $6,500  |  For more information please contact Don.



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Blackfoot child's ceremonial moccasins  |  c. Last quarter 19th century
Chipeta Trading Company  |  Historic Native American Art

Blackfoot child's moccasins  |  c. Last quarter 19th century  | bottom beaded in early bead colors of dark blue, green on a white field.

AVAILABLE  |  $2,250.00  |  For more information please contact Don.


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Crow moccasins on buffalo hide  |  c. 1870s  |  From a Wyoming collection
Chipeta Trading Company  |  Historic Native American Art

Crow moccasins on buffalo hide  |  c. 1870s  |  From a Wyoming collection | traditional Crow bead colors in dark blue, light blue and Crow pink  |  great wear on soles  | AVAILABLE  |  $5,750.  |  For more information please contact Don.


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