National Museum of the American Indian, New York Photos

Located in the United States Custom House on Bowling Green, this Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian features works of Native Americans mostly from the Northwest coast of the continent. Some other plains Indian arts are also shown.

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United States Custom House now Alexander Hamilton Custom House & National Museum of American Indian. New York, NY.Haida ceremonial outfit with raven rattle at National Museum of American Indian. New York, NY.Haida paddle & dance apron at National Museum of American Indian. New York, NY.Haida raven rattle at National Museum of American Indian. New York, NY.
United States Custom House (1899-1907) (on Bowling Green) now Alexander Hamilton Custom House & National Museum of American Indian. New York, NY. Style: Beaux Art. Architect: Cass Gilbert. On National Register. Haida ceremonial outfit (late 19th C) with raven rattle at National Museum of American Indian. New York, NY.Haida paddle (c1880) & dance apron (c1890) at National Museum of American Indian. New York, NY.Haida raven rattle (c1875) at National Museum of American Indian. New York, NY.
Haida house post in form of wolf at National Museum of American Indian. New York, NY.Tlingit array of dance & feast regalia at National Museum of American Indian. New York, NY.Chilikat tunic with family crests at National Museum of American Indian. New York, NY.Northwest coast native crest hat in raven form at National Museum of American Indian. New York, NY.
Haida house post in form of wolf (1870-80) at National Museum of American Indian. New York, NY.Tlingit array of dance & feast regalia (1890-1910) at National Museum of American Indian. New York, NY.Chilikat tunic with family crests (c1875) at National Museum of American Indian. New York, NY.Northwest coast native crest hat in raven form (1860-80) at National Museum of American Indian. New York, NY.
Northwest coast native crest hat in frog form at National Museum of American Indian. New York, NY.Teikweidi brown bear clan hat at National Museum of American Indian. New York, NY.Northwest coast native woman's hair ornament in form of bird at National Museum of American Indian. New York, NY.Northwest coast native brown bear bowl at National Museum of American Indian. New York, NY.
Northwest coast native crest hat in frog form (1850-80) at National Museum of American Indian. New York, NY.Teikweidi brown bear clan hat (c1860) at National Museum of American Indian. New York, NY.Northwest coast native woman's hair ornament in form of bird (c1900) at National Museum of American Indian. New York, NY.Northwest coast native brown bear bowl (1840-80) at National Museum of American Indian. New York, NY.
Northwest coast native large spoons at National Museum of American Indian. New York, NY.Nisga'a mask at National Museum of American Indian. New York, NY.Nisga'a shaman's waist robe at National Museum of American Indian. New York, NY.Nisga'a frog dish at National Museum of American Indian. New York, NY.
Northwest coast native large spoons (late 19th C) at National Museum of American Indian. New York, NY.Nisga'a mask (c1850) at National Museum of American Indian. New York, NY.Nisga'a shaman's waist robe (c1870) at National Museum of American Indian. New York, NY.Nisga'a frog dish (c1880) at National Museum of American Indian. New York, NY.
Gitxsan old man mask at National Museum of American Indian. New York, NY.Gitxsan eagle headdress at National Museum of American Indian. New York, NY.Gitxsan amulet in form of killer whale at National Museum of American Indian. New York, NY.Gitxsan soul catcher with jaws at both ends at National Museum of American Indian. New York, NY.
Gitxsan old man mask (1880-1910) at National Museum of American Indian. New York, NY.Gitxsan eagle headdress (1870-1910) at National Museum of American Indian. New York, NY.Gitxsan amulet in form of killer whale (1840-60) at National Museum of American Indian. New York, NY.Gitxsan soul catcher with jaws at both ends at National Museum of American Indian. New York, NY.
Gitxsan ceremonial headdress in form of beaver at National Museum of American Indian. New York, NY.Gitxsan ceremonial headdress in form of black bear at National Museum of American Indian. New York, NY.Nuxalk face headdress at National Museum of American Indian. New York, NY.Nuxalk thunder figure mask at National Museum of American Indian. New York, NY.
Gitxsan ceremonial headdress in form of beaver (c1860) at National Museum of American Indian. New York, NY.Gitxsan ceremonial headdress in form of black bear (c1870-1900) at National Museum of American Indian. New York, NY.Nuxalk face headdress (c1860) at National Museum of American Indian. New York, NY.Nuxalk thunder figure mask (c1880) at National Museum of American Indian. New York, NY.
Heiltsuk chief's settee at National Museum of American Indian. New York, NY.Heiltsuk frontlet with mask at National Museum of American Indian. New York, NY.Kwakwaka'wakw potlatch figure & welcome figure at National Museum of American Indian. New York, NY.Kwakwaka'wakw mask of two sea lions around ancestor face at National Museum of American Indian. New York, NY.
Heiltsuk chief's settee (c1908) at National Museum of American Indian. New York, NY.Heiltsuk frontlet with mask (c1880) at National Museum of American Indian. New York, NY.Kwakwaka'wakw potlatch figure (c1930) & welcome figure (19th C) at National Museum of American Indian. New York, NY.Kwakwaka'wakw mask of two sea lions around ancestor face (1880-1920) at National Museum of American Indian. New York, NY.
Makah basket & cover with birds & whales at National Museum of American Indian. New York, NY.Central California native gambling basked tray & dice at National Museum of American Indian. New York, NY.Sioux possible bag probably from North Dakota at National Museum of American Indian. New York, NY.Cree-Metis bag from Manitoba at National Museum of American Indian. New York, NY.
Makah basket & cover with birds & whales (c1900) at National Museum of American Indian. New York, NY.Central California native gambling basked tray & dice (c1900) at National Museum of American Indian. New York, NY.Sioux possible bag (1870) probably from North Dakota at National Museum of American Indian. New York, NY.Cree-Metis bag (c1850) from Manitoba at National Museum of American Indian. New York, NY.

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