Coushatta Turtle Basket (Southeast)
Catalog Number: 81-107-1/1
Coiled grass basket in the shape of an alligator snapping turtle with lid/shell made of pinecone spines. The face is stitched with grass dyed black.
Schaghticoke Woodsplint Basket (Western Connecticut)
circa mid- to late-19th century
Catalog Number: 80-6-1/1
Red- and orange-dyed woodsplint basket with a potato-stamped black geometric design.
Montagnais Trinket Box (Quebec/Labrador)
circa late-19th to early-20th century
Catalog Number: 79-7-3/2
Covered box made of birch bark, splinted and sewn with twig stitches, porcupine quills and fine cotton thread. Sides and top are decorated with with a porcupine quilled floral design.
Huron Porcupine Quilled Epaulets (Ontario)
Catalog Number: 79-1-17/5
Two rounded triangular shoulder ornaments made of birch bark and edged in taffeta or silk. Each has a floral design sewn with cotton. Written on the back is 'Indian wampum - given by Miss Rhoda Taylor 1877.'
Paugussett Basket Baby Rattle (Connecticut)
Catalog Number: 83-3-3/1
Fully enclosed small ash splint basket with a splint bail handle. Corn kernels or small pebbles inside the basket create the rattle. Made by Molly Hatchett, a well-known Paugussett basket-maker.
Ohsweken, Iroquois Cornhusk Doll Paddling a Canoe (New York)
Catalog Number: 81-108-1/5
This kneeling cornhusk doll paddling a birch bark canoe is decorated with leather clothing, yarn, beads, rabbit fur hair, feathers, metal and sequins.
Iroquois Moccasins (New York)
circa mid-19th century
Catalog Number: 78-11-3/4
Constructed of leather lined with cotton cloth and wool. The fronts are beaded in a pre-Victorian curvilinear design.
Ojibwa/Cree Moccasins (Great Lakes/Northeast)
circa 19th century
Catalog Number: 82-1-48/4
Made of native tanned hide with a hard sole of commercial leather sewn together with cotton thread and sinew. A symmetrical floral beaded design decorates both moccasins upper and wraps around to the heel.
Ottawa/Huron Moccasins (Great Lakes/Northeast)
Catalog Number: 82-1-48/1
Each moccasin is made from a single piece of commercial leather and is sewn with cotton thread. Decorated with black velvet and blue silk, they are trimmed with a Victorian beaded design.
Algonkian Pouch (Northeast)
Catalog Number: 86-3-1/2
Typical Victorian-style purse made from cotton with velveteen and red silk edging. Decorated with raised beaded floral design and sequin-like discs edged in white and sewn with cotton thread.
Onondaga Game Pouch (New York)
Catalog Number: 79-8-1/25
Contemporary gaming drawstring pouch in deerskin sewn with cotton thread. Glass beads are scalloped around the edges and seams. Contains 63 choke cherry and wild plum pits. Made by Adelphena and Moses Logan, Onondaga.
Cree Netted Beadwork Bag (Northeast)
Catalog Number: 84-4-1/8
Netted beadwork bag in green and pink with blue silk taffeta top and drawstring.
Huron Birch Bark Case (Northeast)
circa late-19th to early-20th century
Catalog Number: 79-7-6/3
Made from birch bark, this case is decorated with a floral design in moose hair and is bound with cotton twine. Produced by women for sale and may have been used for holding cigars or cards.
Wampanoag Cape (Northeast)
Catalog Number: SNET-003
Tanned deerskin cape with red painted turtle designs.
Onondaga Leggings (New York)
Catalog Number: 87-15-7/4
Pair of red wool leggings lined with bronze material. The bottom edge is finished with white beading. Made by Adelphena Logan, Onondaga.
Tuscarora Collar (Northeast)
Catalog Number: 88-10-1/1
This decorated collar for an Iroquois style dress is made from red velvet with cotton backing. Decorated with traditional raised Iroquois beadwork in a repeated floral design. Made by Ann Green of the Tuscarora Reservation.