The Northeast and Eastern Woodlands collection of over two thousand objects is the largest of the Native American collections at the Hood Museum of Art. It is comprised mostly of about 1,900 lithic and terra cotta archaeological artifacts from the broader northeastern region, including almost 600 examples from the collection of Mrs. Margaret Kimberly. This archaeological collection was also greatly enhanced by a gift of 125 stone artifacts mostly from New Hampshire from William C. Fox, and a gift of seventy-five stone objects mainly gathered from the Mayo farm in Lyme, New Hampshire, and given to the present collection by Mrs. Bartlett Mayo.
The collection also houses over 260 historic objects representing primarily the material cultural of Native populations from the New England area, featuring wood splint and sweet grass baskets, beaded clothing, personal adornment and accoutrements, and containers made from the late nineteenth to the mid-twentieth centuries.
Last Updated: 11/8/08