North American Indian Gallery
Permanent displays represent finely crafted items—both ceremonial and everyday—by the Delaware, Montagnais, and Inuit peoples. These include carved ivory, painted wooden masks, musical instruments, fishing and hunting implements, and clothing and bags from caribou and seal skin. On rotating view are substantial collections including late-19th-century Plains textiles with decorative quillwork and beadwork; southwest terracotta pottery from the Acoma, Hopi, and Zuni peoples; Hopi kachina dolls; Montagnais birchbark baskets; Plains headdresses, jackets, dresses, and shoes; and an important early (pre-1850) pictorial Crow or Mandan buffalo robe.
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