Native American Arts Photos

Native Americans, ranging from Alaska to South America, have created a wide range of arts and crafts as ceramics, clothing, baskets, plus other useful objects. These photos are posted for educational purposes only. None of these objects are for sale.

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Native American Ceramics Casa Grande Ruins National Monument. Casa Grande, AZ Zia painted clay bowl with birds at Denver Art Museum. Denver, CO
Native American Baskets & Boxes Sharlot Hall Museum. Prescott, AZ Panamint Great Basin Indian coiled basket at Utah Museum of Natural History. Salt Lake City, UT
Porcupine Quill Native American Art Micmac porcupine quill box from Northeastern USA at Brooklyn Museum. Brooklyn, NY Micmac birchbark box at Peabody Museum. Cambridge, MA
Native American Bags Cheyenne painted parfleche bag at Denver Art Museum. Denver, CO Cree octopus bag at Montana Historical Society museum. Helena, MT
Native American Woven Rugs Detail of bird on Navajo wool rug by Ason Yellowhair at Denver Art Museum. Denver, CO Navaho transitional wearing blanket at Nelson Museum of the West. Cheyenne, WY
Native American Clothing Ute beaded vest with flowers at Mesa Verde Museum. CO Dentalia shell cape by Ellen Thunder Horse at South Dakota State Historical Society Museum. Pierre, SD
Native American Headdresses Feathered native headdress at Museum of Idaho. Idaho Falls, ID Plains Cree horned headdress at Royal Saskatchewan Museum. Regina, SK
Native American Gloves Ute beaded gauntlets with flowers at Mesa Verde Museum. CO Beaded leather gauntlet with horses at Buffalo Bill Historical Center. Cody, WY
Native American Moccasins & Boots Kiowa beaded women's leggings & moccasins at Dakota Discovery Museum. Mitchell, SD Crow Indian beadwork moccasins at Buffalo Bill Historical Center. Cody, WY
Native American Cradleboards Native woman with papoose detail of Warner Chamber doors in Nebraska State Capitol. Lincoln, NE Apache beaded cradle board at Oklahoma History Center. Oklahoma City, OK
Native American Horse Saddles & Trappings Model of native on horseback with Northern Plains & Cheyenne artifacts at Buffalo Bill Historical Center. Cody, WY Cree beadwork saddle at Royal Saskatchewan Museum. Regina, SK
Native American Tipis Sioux Tipi at Dakota Discovery Museum. Mitchell, SD
Native American Objects Collection of local arrowheads at Lincoln County Historical Museum. North Platte, NE Indian fan at Buffalo Bill Museum. Lookout Mountain, CO
Northwest Coast Native Art Haida ceremonial outfit with raven rattle at National Museum of American Indian. New York, NY Nisga'a frog dish at National Museum of American Indian. New York, NY
Northwest Coast Indian Masks Woman giving birth wooden first nations mask by Mungo Martin of Fort Rupert at Seattle Art Museum. Seattle, WA Northwest Coast native wooden Box of Daylight Raven hat by Tlingit artist of Taku at Seattle Art Museum. Seattle, WA
Northwest Coast Totem Poles Detail of Single Fin at Burke Museum of University of Washington. Seattle, WA Stanford University totem pole detail face. Palo Alto, CA
Inuit Art Inuit bentwood hunting hat with ivory birds & walrus from Alaska at Cleveland Museum of Natural History. Cleveland, OH Inuit walrus-ivory carvings of polar bears at Yale Peabody Museum. New Haven, CT
Arkansas Native Art Human head vase with red paint found Fortune Mounds, AR, at Old State House Museum. Little Rock, AR Tripod ceramic jar from Field's Chapel site, AR, at Old State House Museum. Little Rock, AR
Mexican Native American Art & Pottery Aztec calendar stone [aka Piedra del Sol], symbol of Mexico, at National Museum of Anthropology. Mexico City, Mexico Colima pottery man & woman on bench at LACMA. Los Angeles, CA
Mayan Native Art Mayan ceramic tripod vessel with lid from Guatemala at Kimbell Art Museum. Fort Worth, TX Mayan stone effigy of human face with human-like creature above at Peabody Museum. Cambridge, MA
Central American Native Art Coclé gold & stone pectoral with twin figures from Panama at Denver Art Museum. Denver, CO Gold pendant of man with headdress from Guanecoste Region of Costa Rica at New Orleans Museum of Art. New Orleans, LA
Peruvian Ceramic Native Art Nazca ceramic double-spout-&-bridge bottle painted with fearsome creature from Peru at Dumbarton Oaks Museum. Washington, DC Wari ceramic stirrup-spout bottle painted with skull effigy from Peru at Dumbarton Oaks Museum. Washington, DC
Peruvian Moche Art Moche terracotta stirrup vessel in form of water fowl from North Coast of Peru at New Orleans Museum of Art. New Orleans, LA Moche gold & inlaid earflares, Peru at Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, NY
Peruvian Gold Native Art Nazca gold bird headdress ornament from Peru at Dumbarton Oaks Museum. Washington, DC Chimú gold ceremonial knife inlaid with turquoise from Peru at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL
Hawaiian Feathered Capes & Royal Feather Standards Feathered cape gift of Kamehameha IV to Lady Franklin at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI Kāhili royal feather standard of Prince Albert Edward Kauikeaouli Leiopapa o Kamehameha at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI
Hawaiian Kapa Cloth & Quilts Hawaiian kapa bark cloth at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI Hawaiian quilt at Polynesian Cultural Center. Laie, HI
Hawaiian Native Wood Carvings & Baskets Hawaiian basket at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI Wooden poison god from Hau'ula, Oahu at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI

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