North American Indian

19Th Century

The bow from the Yurok is made of yew wood, reinforced with deer sinew. Yew is a valuable wood for making bows and the tree is also used for anti-cancer medicines, both traditionally and in...

1920-1930s

This is a split cedar model boat, ca. 1920-1930. The bottom interior of the boat has three bumps, which are said to represent the heart, lung, and kidney of the vessel. Being thus animated, the...

collected prior to June, 1915

Celt, stone (defective). 2897 to 2910 $15.00

This tapered piece of bone has been carved and shaped into a point at one end to be used as an awl. This tool would have been used by the North American Indians to punch or poke holes into hides...

This pear shaped piece of steatite has been shaped and pierced with a hole to allow this stone to be worn as an ornament.

The collector's notes for this artifact read: "San Leandro Shell...

This needle was carved out of a piece of bone. A hole was drilled through one end in order to be able to thread the needle. The artifact was found after it had already been broken, and has not...

This tapered piece of bone has been carved and shaped into a point at one end to be used as an awl. This tool would have been used by the North American Indians to punch or poke holes into...

This needle was carved out of a piece of bone. The end of the artifact that would have had a hole drilled in it for threading, broke off before the artifact was collected and has not been...

This object is a piece of steatite that was carved into a circular shape with a smaller circular bar protruding from it. Although the collector describes this object as an "ear plug," how Native...

This artifact is a stingray tail that would have been used by the Native peoples as an awl for clothing production. It is possible that the top of this fragile artifact has been lost, and that...

This artifact is a stingray tail that would have been used by the Native peoples as an awl for clothing production. It is possible that the top of this fragile artifact has been lost, and that...

This artifact is made from a pear-shaped piece of geenish-gray stone that is thought to be serpentine. The piece has been carved and shaped, and a hole has been pierced through the top to allow...

This artifact is carved out of a piece of steatite into a cylinder. With the artifact secured in its frame, it is unclear whether or not the stone has been pierced through the center. If the...

This tapered piece of bone has been carved and shaped into a point at one end to be used as an awl. This tool would have been used by the North American Indians to punch or poke holes into...

This artifact is carved out of a piece of steatite into a cylinder. With the artifact secured in its frame, it is unclear whether or not the stone has been pierced through the center. If the...

This artifact is carved from a piece of stone into the shape of a crescent. The Native Peoples would have used this artifact for fishing. The artifact is only a fragment of the original fishing...

This tapered piece of bone has been carved and shaped into a point at one end to be used as an awl. This tool would have been used by the North American Indians to punch or poke holes into...

This artifact is carved and shaped from an oblong, oval piece of greenish-gray stone, thought to be serpentine. The piece has also been pierced to allow the stone to be worn as an ornament.

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This tapered piece of bone has been carved and shaped into a point at one end to be used as an awl. This tool would have been used by the North American Indians to punch or poke holes into...

This tapered piece of bone has been carved and shaped into a point at one end to be used as an awl. This tool would have been used by the North American Indians to punch or poke holes into...

This artifact is made from a slender piece of dark stone (possibley steatite), and most likely was used as an ornament by the Native Peoples.

The collector's notes for this artifact read...

This tapered piece of bone has been carved and shaped into a point at one end to be used as an awl. This tool would have been used by the North American Indians to punch or poke holes into...

This artifact is a stingray tail that would have been used by the Native peoples as an awl for clothing production. It is possible that the top of this fragile artifact has been lost, and that...

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