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Mid 19th century Apache girls cape  |  heavily fringed with beaded morning star designs and crescent moons on center of yoke in blue, green, white and red white heart beads |  Center field features a sunrise design in ochred colors of red and yellow  |  custom wall mount included  |  from a New Mexico collection  |  size:  28" and excellent condition  |  NOTE:  Items of this quality are rare and certainly deserve museum quality recognition  For more information and pricing please contact Don


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Last qtr of the 19th century | Sioux child's dress of native tanned hide  |  supple hide and sinew sewn  |  seed beads on yoke with a pallet of blue beads with accents in red white hearts and greasy yellow  |  four morning stars on yoke with tepee designs and bugle bead drops  |  supple fringe on arms and skirt with tin cones  |  Plains concha belt and strike a light  |  excellent condition and custom mount  |  size 30" x 31"  |  from a Colorado collection |  for more information and pricing please contact Don


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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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4th qtr 19th century | Crow headstall, keyhole bridal frontlet and and ring bit | traditional design elements including red painted and beaded hide check guards and key hole frontlet with beads colors of blues, red, yellow and green | yarn drops | traditional August Buermann ring bit | formally in the Don Siegel collection | $6,500.00 |  Excellent condition with evidence of native use | For more information please contact Don



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Mid 1800's pre-reservation | Crow buffalo hide incised knife sheath and mirror case | includes antler handled knife and hide backed mirror | both knife and mirror appear to be original to the cases |  knife case is 9 1/2" in length, mirror case is 7 1/4" x 5 1/2" not including top belt tab  |  incised design elements are matching to both cases  | For more information and pricing please contact Don *Note:  incised design elements are extremely rare!  We are pleased to offer such a wonderful set of pre-reservation items from our private collection.


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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 |  Southern Plains (Kiowa) German silver and hide bridal  |  silver cheek guard elements, brow band stamped in American Flag designs | original bit, leather and reins | published in "Bridles of the America's" Vol 1 pg 88  | ex Ned and Jody Martin collection | AVAILABLE  | For more information 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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3rd qtr of the 19th century Blackfoot rawhide matched parfleche envelopes | native paints in red, yellow, blue and black with traditional Blackfoot geometric design elements | three buckskin ties in center | size 20" x 12" |  from the collection of Don Siegel, Colorado | for similar examples reference "The American Indian Parfleche" by Gaylord Torrence | AVAILABLE For more information and price please contact Don



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late 19th century Crow rawhide matched parfleche envelopes | native paints in red, blue, green and yellow with traditional Crow geometric design elements | single buckskin ties in center | size 24" x 12" |  collected at the Lamers Trading Post, Hardin, MT |  from the collection of Don Siegel, Colorado | for similar examples reference "The American Indian Parfleche" by Gaylord Torrence  | AVAILABLE | $9,500 | For more information please contact Don



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c last qtr 19th century  |  Northern Plains (Crow or Santee Sioux) child's beaded pants on hide |  beaded floral designs with tiny seed beads in multi-colors out lined in white beads | trimmed in green (front) and red (back) trade cloth | fringe on sides of hide  | 14" long x 11" wide | exceptional condition, great patina, sinew sewn | from a Colorado collection |  custom Lucite stand | AVAILABLE |  $16,500 | For more information please contact Don




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c 1870-80 Northern Plains Moccasins  |  Great beading on a white field |  unique checkerboard design on side panels | sinew sewn and rare quiled drags on back |  great sole wear from native use | from the Richard Pohrt Sr. collection |  AVAILABLE | $4,950.00 For more information please contact Don


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c1870's | Cheyenne double saddle bags - full size  | 72" long & 10 wide | buffalo hide, with great fringe, sinew sewn | classic "bear butte" design elements with seeds beads of white, blues, red, and greasy yellow  | great ethnographic wear from use | From the collections of:  Don Siegel, Ed Garrett, Karl Shipment, and Drew Bax  | SOLD TO A Colorado collector with great taste!




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c1850-70 | Plains hide hand drum with beater | 14" circumference  | very old red ochred hide lashed to wooden foundation  |  great tone  |  beater appears to be original to the piece  |  small hide cracks from age to the rim of the drum  | ethnographic wear from use | From a Virginia collection  |  $3,650.00 |AVAILABLE | For more information 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 Western Apache \ Chiracahua strike-a-light  |  early bead colors of black and white  |  red bead edging  |  drops wrapped in red and white beads  |  original tin cones on flap and bottom  |  measures 6 1/2" by 3 3/4"  |  excellent condition  |  ex New Mexico dealer  |  $4,500.00  |   AVAILABLE  |  For more information 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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c. 1865-75 pre-reservation Upper Missouri River tobacco bag  |  wonderful quill designed lower panel with early dye colors  |  upper panel in early beads in bar designs  |  beads colors of pink,  greasy yellow , blue and green on a white pallet  |  fringe and neck are very supple buckskin, quilled slats on buffalo parfleche  |  45" long (including fringe) by 6 1/2" wide on supple brain tanned buckskin | bead edging on neck and sides | excellent condition  |  no apparent restoration  |  AVAILABLE  |  For more information and pricing please contact Don


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Strike-a-light on commercial leather with yellow background  |  Beads of green and red in lodge designs  |  c. 1880 |  Braided drops with cones  |  Excellent condition |  Size: 6" x 3.5" (including cones) | From a Colorado collection |

AVAILABLE | $1900. | For more information please

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Front and Back; Northern plains knife sheath on hide  |  beaded white background on sinew with greasy yellow, red, green and blue accents  |  shows great native wear with minimal bead loss  |  c. 1870  | Size: 10 1/4" long  |  published in "Early Knives & Beaded Sheaths" by John Baldwin, pg 34. includes knife  |  AVAILABLE  |  $5,500.  |  For more information please contact Don


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Arapaho key hole moccasins  |  c. 1870s
Chipeta Trading Company  |  Historic Native American Art

Arapaho key hole moccasins  |  c. 1870s  |  Key hole designs were thought to represent the seating arrangement in the council lodge or the buffalo jump  |  AVAILABLE  |  $2,400.00  |  For more information please contact Don.  ref: Arapaho key hole mocs  

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Cheyenne childrens' moccasins on buffalo hide  |  c. 1870-80s
Chipeta Trading Company  |  Historic Native American Art

Cheyenne childrens' moccasins on buffalo hide  |  c. 1870-80s  right pair available  |  left pair has been SOLD!  AVAILABLE  |  $2,200. each  |  For more information please contact Don.

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VERY RARE!  |  Comanche Strike a light - ration bag  |  c. 1870s  |  Excellent condition  |  Reference "The Indians of Texas in 1830", Berlandier
Chipeta Trading Company  |  Historic Native American Art

VERY RARE!  |  Comanche Strike a light - ration bag  |  c. 1870s  |  Excellent condition  |  Reference "The Indians of Texas in 1830", Berlandier  |  Size: 3.5" x 7" including drops  |  From a New Mexico collection  |  AVAILABLE  |   $4,500.  |  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 on supple hide, both sides beaded  |  Decorated in beads of white and black on bottom with black, white, pink, and blue beads on cap
Chipeta Trading Company  |  Historic Native American Art

Apache  strike-a-light on supple hide, both sides beaded  |  Decorated in beads of white and black on bottom with black, white, pink, and blue beads on cap  |  Double row of cones on bottom with 15 cone drops on sides and bottom  |  c. 1870  |  Excellent condition  |  Size: 9" x 4.5" (including cones)  |  From a Colorado collection

AVAILABLE  |  $3,500.  |  For more information please contact Don.

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Crow side-seam moccasins  |  c. Last quarter of the 19th century
Chipeta Trading Company  |  Historic Native American Art

Crow side-seam moccasins  |  c. Last quarter of the 19th century  | early floral designs on one piece buffalo hide moccasins  | bead designs in tobacco society format  |  from a New Mexico collection | AVAILABLE  |  $4,500.00 |  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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