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Lakota moccasins, about 1910 Note heavy wear evident in the loss of beads and the worn texture of the leather Cheyenne moccasins worn by a young girl, 1930s-40s Leekya Deyuse, Dan Simplico, pin, mid-20th century, silver, turquise Colin Coonsis, necklace - Spread Your Wings Like Fire, 2009, silver, Mexican fire opal Virgil Ortiz, Cochiti figure, 2003, clay, sinew Jacob Koopee, pot, 2007, clay Margaret Tafoya, Olla, 1960s, clay Kevin Cranmer, sun mask pendant, 2004, yellow cedar, abalone shell, brass, paint Marcus Ammerman, Buffalo Bill and Sitting Bull, 2006, glass size 13 cut, antique and seed beads and size b Nymo nylon thread Woodrow Wilson "Woody" Crumbo, Deer and the Moon, 1945, oil on canvas board, framed Artist unknown (Lakota), doll, undated, cloth, leather, glass beads, hair, paint Unknown artist (Pomo), Basket, feather, ca. 1900, willow, sedge, clamshell disc beads, abalone shell pendants, quail topknots, acorn woodpecker feathers, Western Meadowlark feathers, cotton string Unknown artist (Tlingit), mask, ca. 1880, wood, shell, hair, leather, pigment, resin Unknown artist (Western Apache), Olla, ca. 1895, natural wood fibers (willow, cottonwood, martynia) Unknown artist (Flathead), vest, ca. 1920, natural fiber fabric, dye, glass beads Unknown artist (Cree), saddle, ca. 1870, elk or moose hide, glass beads, wool yarn, fabric, plant fiber Unknown artist (Kwakwak'awakw), mask, ca. 1890, wood, leather, string, paint Unknown artist (Lakota), dress, ca. 1880, leather, glass and metal beads Unknown artist (Lakota), shirt, ca. 1875, leather, glass and metal beads
Native American
Native American art and artifacts at the Eiteljorg Museum represent all major culture areas of the Western Hemisphere including tribes in the United States and Canada. The collection began with the personal holdings of founder Harrison Eiteljorg and the Museum of Indian Heritage formerly located in Eagle Creek Park. Ranging from traditional objects of material culture such as weaponry, clothing, and basketry, to contemporary Hopi Katsina carvings, jewelry, and Inuit sculpture, the collection includes works of historical and aesthetic significance as well as articles produced for everyday use. Strengths include the Martin J. and Julie Klaper Collection of Arctic Art, the R. Terrance and Rebecca J. Rader Collection of Katsina Carvings, the Donald B. and Jean O. Korb Collection of Navajo Saddle Blankets, and the Helen Cox Kersting Collection of Southwestern Art.

Native American Continuing Exhibitions

Continuing Native American exhibitions are located in the second floor galleries.   Mihtohseenionki (The People's Place) is devoted to understanding the Native people who originally and still call Indiana home—the Miami, Potawatomi, Delaware, and others. The rest of the gallery space is dedicated to the sensitive and accurate portrayal of Native arts and cultures and lay the foundation for learning about the experiences of America’s first peoples past and present. Objects from Alaska to Mexico and from the Atlantic to the Pacific are included.
Partnerships with artists and tribal communities provide visitors with a distinctive perspective about the art and cultures of Native people. Visitors to the Native American galleries quickly realize that there is no one item that represents all Native peoples, as the objects on display illustrate the artistic and cultural diversity found throughout North America. 

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