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Catalog # Name Description
1 ED1999.6.6 Spindle Spindle for spinning yarn. The stick is wood, pointed at both ends, with red and green stripes painted. The whorl is made of plaster or clay, painted with green, yellow, and red stripes.  ED1999.6.6 (Spindle) image
2 ED2019-105 Pelt Tanned rabbit pelt ED2019-105 (Pelt) image
3 ED2019-126 Blanket Northwest Coast. Miniature example of a ceremonial button blanket. Sheet included with object: "Represented family crests, proclaim rank, and the social status of the wearer. That status was and is reinforced by the robe's acclimation of cosmic support - power- the history of which has been validated properly and prepetuated through time (Robes of Power, by D. Jensen and P. Sargeant). Depending on the clan the designs include raven, killer-whale, eagle, wolf. The blankets are decorated with white buttons originally brought by European traders; prior to the buttons, copper plates, dentalium, and abalone shells, as well as bullet casings were sewn on the edges of regalia because they made a tinkling, rustling noise when the wearer danced.  ED2019-126 (Blanket) image
4 ED2019-149 Dream Catcher A replica dream catcher ED2019-149 (Dream Catcher) image
5 ED2019-150 Necklace Northern Cheyenne necklace made of white, yellow, blue, orange, and red colored beads. Additionally, contains shells and porcupine needles as beads. ED2019-150 (Necklace) image
6 ED2019-152 Rattle A Native American rattle with a long, brown handle and a white, animal hide top with black bird designs. Used as an instrument during ceremonies. ED2019-152 (Rattle) image
7 ED2019-153 Rattle A Native American rattle with a brown leather handle and brown and white beaded fringe. Hardened leather topper in the shape of a bear, filled with seeds or rocks. Rattles are typically used during ceremonies. ED2019-153 (Rattle) image
8 ED2019-154 Drum Hand drum, painted and made in the style of Lakota Native Americans. It is one-sided with 4 strings tied together on the back. ED2019-154 (Drum) image
9 ED2019-155 Drum Drum (B) and Striker (A). Tag included with drum: "The Sioux are a plains tribe. This drum was part of a kit called 'Black Elk drum.' Black Elk was a famous Sioux Native American who was a medicine man and a healer. The Sioux believed the roundness of the drum represented the wholeness of the universe. The drum is made of wood and animal hide. The Sioux belived that the hide (since it is from another living spirit) is sacred, and when the drum is beat the spirit of the animal flows with the spirit of the human." ED2019-155 (Drum) image
10 ED2019-158 Fan, Feather A Native American feather fan made with a tan leather handle and black, white, and red feathers. These were used for various purposes such as during powwows, dancing, religious ceremonies, or as a cooling device during hot days. ED2019-158 (Fan, Feather) image
11 ED2019-163 Moccasin A pair of children's moccasins.  ED2019-163 (Moccasin) image
12 ED2019-164 Dream Catcher The dream catcher is a custom which originated with the Ojibwe Native Americans, whose culture originated around the Great Lakes area. The Ojibwe call the dream catcher a "Bwaajige Ngwaagan", or a dream snare. The tradition is that one who has bad dreams will be cleansed and protected by the presence of the dream catcher.  ED2019-164 (Dream Catcher) image
13 ED2019-165 Beadwork An example of Eastern Woodlands (Native American) beadwork. The design is of a flower, and the sample contains blue and yellow beads. ED2019-165 (Beadwork) image
14 ED2019-166 Drum Small circle drum. Tag included with the drum: "In the culture of the American Indian, the drum takes on a meaning that is more spiritual than musical. Though used to keep time during dances, it has a greater symbolism. 'The drum is the heartbeat of the people. It links the people to Earth. No traditional Indian gathering would take place without a drum. It has always been that way. It goes further back than the history books.' As long as the drums continue to beat, the Indian way of life will survive." ED2019-166 (Drum) image
15 ED2019-9 Drum, Spinner A Native American spinner drum. Handle and pellets made out of pale wood, drum head made of tanned animal skin. It is played by holding the handle and twirling the instrument between the hands. ED2019-9 (Drum, Spinner) image
16 ED2020-1 Bracelet Northern Cheyenne bracelet made of blue and red beads. ED2020-1 (Bracelet) image
17 ED2020-2 Bracelet A Northern Cheyenne beaded bracelet made of pale leather and red, navy blue, light blue, and yellow beading.  ED2020-2 (Bracelet) image
18 ED2020-3 Pin A Native American pin with a white beaded circle and leather back. Four red and black arrows pointing to the center of the circle.  ED2020-3 (Pin) image
19 ED2021-112 Moccasins A pair of tan moccasins (A,B) in the style of plains Native Americans. The front of the shoes contain 7, small triangles made out of red, black, and white beads. The origin is unknown and they are replicas. With the object is a small pamphlet from the Sioux Indian Museum and Crafts Center which provides more information and pictures of authentic moccasins.  ED2021-112 (Moccasins) image
20 ED2021-15 Yarn White yarn, example of finished, spun wool.  ED2021-15 (Yarn) image
21 ED2021-153 Dream Catcher A souvenir dream catcher created in the style of the Plains Native Americans. The dream catcher is circle-shaped and crafted with various materials such as twine, beads, and feathers.  Tan, with an interlaced center, 3 small beads in the middle (green, blue, red), and 2 feathers at the bottom. According to an information card the object, "The mandala is made as a personal shield for the spirit. It represents the history of a family and is made by elders of the culture with prayers of love." ED2021-153 (Dream Catcher) image
22 ED2021-16 Roving White, tan, brown and gray roving. Roving is wool that has been washed and carded in preparation for spinning.  ED2021-16 (Roving) image
23 ED2021-162 Game, Native American A set of two homemade, Native American stick games. The first game, called Thunderstorm (adapted from the Stick Slide Game found in the book "The American Indian Craft Book" by Marz Nono Minor), involves the use of decorated sticks, counting sticks, and math skills. The second game, called Bears & Girls (adapted from a Cheyenne game found in the book "Games of the North American Indians" by Stewart Culin), involves the use of dice, counting sticks, and math skills. Each game comes with a small instruction sheet and multiple sets of playing material (A - bag of dice, B - bag of decorated sticks, C - bag of counting sticks, and D - bag of counting sticks). ED2021-162 (Game, Native American) image
24 ED2021-183 Moccasins A pair of light-tan, children's moccasins (A, B) with a red, yellow, white, and black border around the heel. From the Minnetonka brand.
25 ED2021-28 Quill, Porcupine 8 porcupine quills. Prior to European colonization, porcupine quills were used by Native populations to sew and as decoration. They could be dyed prior to being used as adornment.  ED2021-28 (Quill, Porcupine) image
26 ED2021-29 Game Pima Indian stick game. Includes instruction booklet and 4 sticks.  ED2021-29 (Game) image
27 ED2021-33 Game Ring and pin game. Many different Native American cultures played some version of this game. The specific rules and materials vary, but the overall purpose of the game is for the player to swing the ring into the air and catch it on the end of the stick. Among the Cheyenne, this game was considered a "love game", where willing to play the game with one another was seen as an acceptance or refusal of one's interest in the other.  ED2021-33 (Game) image
28 ED2021-8 Obsidian Triangular shard of obsidian. Obsidian is a naturally occurring volcanic glass that is hard and brittle.  ED2021-8 (Obsidian) image
29 ED2021-9 Mica Flakes of mica. Mica is a mineral that is most characterized by its ability to be easily split into thin, flexible sheets.  ED2021-9 (Mica) image