Plains

The collection of nearly 700 objects encompasses the Northern, Central, Southern Plains and the Prairie, including traditional to contemporary objects from the Tsistsistas, Apsaalooke, Siksika, Gaigwa, Inunaina, Niuam, Ponca, Osage, Nehiyawak, and all Sioux peoples.

Piction collections thumbnails

Meskwaki (Fox)
Choker
about 1850 - 1860
13.13.747a
Possibly Osage
Headdress
about 1870
13.137.4094c
Possibly Osage
Headdress
about 1870
13.137.4094c
Inunaina (Arapaho)
Child's Moccasins
early 20th century
164.23.15475
Inunaina (Arapaho)
Child's Moccasins
early 20th century
164.23.15475
Unknown people (Plains)
Feathered War Bonnet
early 20th century
172.25.25458
Santee Dakota
Trick Bag
collected about 1850
181.2.26035
Santee Dakota
Trick Bag
collected about 1850
181.2.26035
Lakota (Teton Sioux)
Doll's Dress
about 1890
181.2.26089
Lakota (Teton Sioux)
Doll's Dress
about 1890
181.2.26089
Short Bull (Tatanka Ptecela), American / Lakota, about 1845 - 1915
Untitled (Short Bull Counting Coup on a Chaticks Si Chaticks (Pawnee) Warrior), page number 21, from a...
about 1885-1890
2005.28
Short Bull (Tatanka Ptecela), American / Lakota, about 1845 - 1915
Untitled (Short Bull Counting Coup on a Chaticks Si Chaticks (Pawnee) Warrior), page number 21, from a...
about 1885-1890
2005.28
Ka'igwu (Kiowa)
Lattice Cradle Baby Carrier
about 1910
2006.29
Ka'igwu (Kiowa)
Lattice Cradle Baby Carrier
about 1910
2006.29
Ka'igwu (Kiowa)
Lattice Cradle Baby Carrier
about 1910
2006.29
Ka'igwu (Kiowa)
Lattice Cradle Baby Carrier
about 1910
2006.29
Ka'igwu (Kiowa)
Lattice Cradle Baby Carrier
about 1910
2006.29
Zig Jackson, American / Mandan / Hidatsa / Arikara, born 1957
China Basin District, number 2 of 4, from the series Entering Zig's Indian Reservation
negative 1997; print 1997-1998
2007.37.1
Zig Jackson, American / Mandan / Hidatsa / Arikara, born 1957
China Basin District, number 2 of 4, from the series Entering Zig's Indian Reservation
negative 1997; print 1997-1998
2007.37.1
Chief Killer (Noh-hu-nah-wih), Southern Tsistsistas, 1849 - 1922
Untitled ("Cheyennes on a visit to the Sioux"), page number 37, from a Chief Killer sketchbook
about mid-1875-mid-1878
2007.65.22
Chief Killer (Noh-hu-nah-wih), Southern Tsistsistas, 1849 - 1922
Untitled ("Cheyennes on a visit to the Sioux"), page number 37, from a Chief Killer sketchbook
about mid-1875-mid-1878
2007.65.22
Wooden Leg (Kum-mok-quiv-vi-ok-ta), American / Northern Tsistsistas, 1858 - 1940
Untitled (Joined Ledger Pages: Social Dancers, including part of page number 82), from an unidentified...
about 1882
2007.65.57
Wooden Leg (Kum-mok-quiv-vi-ok-ta), American / Northern Tsistsistas, 1858 - 1940
Untitled (Joined Ledger Pages: Social Dancers, including part of page number 82), from an unidentified...
about 1882
2007.65.57
Howling Wolf (Ho-na-nist-to), American / Southern Tsistsistas, 1849 - 1927
Untitled (Warrior in Battle), from the "Robert Allen Guthrie Notebook"
about 1874-1875
2007.65.8
Howling Wolf (Ho-na-nist-to), American / Southern Tsistsistas, 1849 - 1927
Untitled (Warrior in Battle), from the "Robert Allen Guthrie Notebook"
about 1874-1875
2007.65.8
Stephen Mopope, American / Ka'igwu, 1898 - 1974
Wedding Ceremony; number 20, from the portfolio: Kiowa Indian Art, Watercolor Paintings in Color by the...
published 1929
2008.1.20
Lynne Allen, American / Lakota, born 1948
they were as numerous as grass
2002
2008.41.4
T. C. Cannon, American / Ka'igwu / Caddo / Choctaw, 1946 - 1978
Collector No. 5
about 1977
2008.57
Terrance Guardipee, American / Blackfeet, born 1968
Mountain Chief, Blackfeet War Leader
August 2008
2008.60
Darryl Growing Thunder, American / Assiniboine / Nakota, born about 1968
Dancing at Poplar River
2008
2008.61
Osage
Toy Cradleboard for a Doll
about 1900
2008.66
Unknown artist ("Arrow" Ledger), American / Southern Tsistsistas, active late 19th century
Untitled (A Tsistsistas (Cheyenne) Warrior Counting Coup on a Baby), page number 21, from the "Arrow's...
about 1874-1875
2008.75
Unknown artist ("Arrow" Ledger), American / Southern Tsistsistas, active late 19th century
Untitled (A Tsistsistas (Cheyenne) Warrior Counting Coup on a Baby), page number 21, from the "Arrow's...
about 1874-1875
2008.75
Dakota (Eastern Sioux)
Vest
about 1880
2008.82
Hunkpapa Lakota
Tipi Liner Depicting Cehupa's (Jaw) Exploits
about 1910
2009.10
Sioux
Pictorial Buffalo Robe
about 1870
2009.13
Siksika (Blackfeet)
Beaded and Fringed Hide Man's Wearing Shirt
about 1880
2009.14
Niitsitapii (Blackfoot / Blackfeet)
Beaded and Fringed Hide Man's Wearing Shirt
about 1880
2009.14
Niitsitapii (Blackfoot / Blackfeet)
Beaded and Fringed Hide Man's Wearing Shirt
about 1880
2009.14
Kevin Pourier, American / Oglala Lakota, born 1959
Monarch Buffalo Horn Cup
2009
2009.59
Unrecorded Iháŋktȟuŋwaŋna (Yanktonai) Dakota keeper
Waníyetu Wowápi T?á Mat?ó Wak?á? (The Winter Count of Medicine Bear), recording the years 1823-1917
about 1917
2009.65
Dwayne Wilcox, American / Oglala Lakota, born 1957
Night Shade, Milky Way
2011
2011.40
Dwayne Wilcox, American / Oglala Lakota, born 1957
Night Shade, Milky Way
2011
2011.40
Dwayne Wilcox, American / Oglala Lakota, born 1957
Night Shade, Milky Way
2011
2011.40
Dwayne Wilcox, American / Oglala Lakota, born 1957
Night Shade, Milky Way
2011
2011.40
Dwayne Wilcox, American / Oglala Lakota, born 1957
Night Shade, Milky Way
2011
2011.40
Dwayne Wilcox, American / Oglala Lakota, born 1957
Night Shade, Milky Way
2011
2011.40
possibly Omaha
Club with Incised Monster Design
probably late 19th century
42.12.8126
possibly Omaha
Club with Incised Monster Design
probably late 19th century
42.12.8126
Inunaina (Arapaho)
Tipi or Cradleboard Ornament
early 20th century
43.25.8604
Inunaina (Arapaho)
Flat Bag with Thunderbird Design
about 1875
46.10.10791
Inunaina (Arapaho)
Flat Bag with Thunderbird Design
about 1875
46.10.10791
Tsistsistas / Suhtai (Cheyenne)
Girl's Dress
about 1915-1920
46.10.10795
Tsistsistas / Suhtai (Cheyenne)
Girl's Dress
about 1915-1920
46.10.10795
probably Niuam (Comanche)
Pouch
collected about 1903-1907
46.17.10033
Mrs. Lone Dog (Pretty Eagle), American / Lakota, late 19th - early 20th century
Cradle
about 1890
46.17.9831
Mrs. Lone Dog (Pretty Eagle), American / Lakota, late 19th - early 20th century
Cradle
about 1890
46.17.9831
Lakota (Teton Sioux)
Bridle Decoration
late 19th century
46.17.9837
Tsistsistas / Suhtai (Cheyenne)
Flat Bag
late l9th century
46.17.9848
Tsistsistas / Suhtai (Cheyenne)
Flat Bag
late l9th century
46.17.9848
Ponca
Belt
about 1902
46.17.9854
Ponca
Belt
about 1902
46.17.9854
Ka'igwu (Kiowa)
Woman's Boots
about 1880
46.17.9859
Dakota (Eastern Sioux)
Woman's Leggings
about 1850s
47.12.10803
Dakota (Eastern Sioux)
Woman's Leggings
about 1850s
47.12.10803
Lakota (Teton Sioux)
Tipi Bag (Possible Bag)
1880s
985.47.26528
Inunaina (Arapaho)
Cradle
about 1870
985.47.26531
Inunaina (Arapaho)
Cradle
about 1870
985.47.26531
Inunaina (Arapaho)
Cradle
about 1870
985.47.26531
Inunaina (Arapaho)
Cradle
about 1870
985.47.26531
Inunaina (Arapaho)
Cradle
about 1870
985.47.26531
Apsáalooke (Crow / Absaroke)
Cradleboard
about 1880
985.47.26532
Apsáalooke (Crow / Absaroke)
Cradleboard
about 1880
985.47.26532
Apsáalooke (Crow / Absaroke)
Cradleboard
about 1880
985.47.26532
Tsistsistas / Suhtai (Cheyenne)
Pipe Bag
about 1890
985.47.26556
Tsistsistas / Suhtai (Cheyenne)
Pipe Bag
about 1890
985.47.26556
Tsistsistas / Suhtai (Cheyenne)
Pipe Bag
about 1890
985.47.26556
Lakota (Teton Sioux)
Pictorial Boy's Vest
about 1900
985.47.26593
Lakota (Teton Sioux)
Pictorial Boy's Vest
about 1900
985.47.26593
Lakota (Teton Sioux)
Pictorial Boy's Vest
about 1900
985.47.26593
Apsáalooke (Crow / Absaroke)
Vest Once Owned By Thunder Iron (Albert Lincoln)
about 1900
985.47.26595
Apsáalooke (Crow / Absaroke)
Vest Once Owned By Thunder Iron (Albert Lincoln)
about 1900
985.47.26595
Apsáalooke (Crow / Absaroke)
Vest Once Owned By Thunder Iron (Albert Lincoln)
about 1900
985.47.26595
Nehiyawak (Plains Cree)
Man's Vest
about 1890
985.47.26596
Nehiyawak (Plains Cree)
Man's Vest
about 1890
985.47.26596
Nehiyawak (Plains Cree)
Man's Vest
about 1890
985.47.26596
Niitsitapii (Blackfoot / Blackfeet)
Woman's Cape
about 1910
985.47.26599
Niitsitapii (Blackfoot / Blackfeet)
Woman's Cape
about 1910
985.47.26599
Apsáalooke (Crow / Absaroke)
Man's Warshirt
about 1915-1920
985.47.26601
Apsáalooke (Crow / Absaroke)
Man's Warshirt
about 1915-1920
985.47.26601
Mildred Imoch Cleghorn, American / Chiricahua Apache, 1910 - 1997
Doll representing an Apache Woman
1954
987.35.26777
Mildred Imoch Cleghorn, American / Chiricahua Apache, 1910 - 1997
Doll representing an Apache Woman
1954
987.35.26777
Chief Killer (Noh-hu-nah-wih), Southern Tsistsistas, 1849 - 1922
Untitled ("Sioux Lodge"), page number 12, from a Chief Killer sketchbook
about mid-1875-mid-1878
d.2003.18.2
Chief Killer (Noh-hu-nah-wih), Southern Tsistsistas, 1849 - 1922
Untitled ("Sioux Lodge"), page number 12, from a Chief Killer sketchbook
about mid-1875-mid-1878
d.2003.18.2
Unknown Artist (Julian Scott Artist A), Ka'igwu, active late 19th century
Untitled (Osage War Dance), page number 11, from the "Julian Scott Ledger"
1880
d.2003.18.3
Unknown Artist (Julian Scott Artist A), Ka'igwu, active late 19th century
Untitled (Osage War Dance), page number 11, from the "Julian Scott Ledger"
1880
d.2003.18.3
Unknown Artist (Julian Scott Artist A), Ka'igwu, active late 19th century
Untitled (Osage War Dance), page number 11, from the "Julian Scott Ledger"
1880
d.2003.18.3
Linda Haukaas, American / Lakota, born 1957
Return from War Dance
2003
d.2004.23
Linda Haukaas, American / Lakota, born 1957
Return from War Dance
2003
d.2004.23
Linda Haukaas, American / Lakota, born 1957
Return from War Dance
2003
d.2004.23