Found 8 articles matching Tribe category.
  • Oct 5 2016
  • 5 Oct 2016

Mechanical Music, More Politics & Mid-Century Mod Furniture featured in October’s Auction Highlights

Welcome back… Fall is my favorite time of year to attend an auction! The thrill of the hunt is heightened by the crisp weather, good […]

  • Jul 23 2013
  • 23 Jul 2013

Collecting the Uncollectible: Items that are Taboo to Some Pique the Interest of Others

As the 50th anniversary of the assassination of John F. Kennedy approaches, one of the last available possessions associated with the event is up for […]

  • Nov 30 2008
  • 30 Nov 2008

Iroquois Purses

Iroquois Purses

By Dolores Elliott

  • Nov 25 2008
  • 25 Nov 2008

Large Iroquois Pincushion

Large Iroquois Pincushion

By Dolores Elliott

One of the most common forms of Iroquois pincushions is the large rectangular pincushion that often features a beaded bird on a field of purple velvet. A frame of beaded leaves surrounds the purple center. I estimate that at least 8,000 of these pincushions were made between 1870 and 1910.

  • Oct 28 2008
  • 28 Oct 2008

An Archaeologist Who Digs Beads

Editor’s Note: Dolores Elliott’s background may be in archaeology, but her lifelong love is Iroquois-beadwork antiques and collectibles.

  • Sep 6 2008
  • 6 Sep 2008

The Magic of Iroquois Beadwork

In 1903, my grandmother went to the Afton Fair, a small agricultural fair in central New York State. Because her daughter, my aunt, was sick and couldn’t go to the fair, my grandmother brought a present for her from the fair. It was a pink satin beaded bird-shaped pincushion with the year 1903 beaded under the tail. (Figure 1.)

  • Mar 19 2008
  • 19 Mar 2008

Indian Artifacts

American Indian items are bringing unbelievable prices these days, and most dealers are completely unaware of the breadth of this market.

  • Mar 17 2007
  • 17 Mar 2007

The Old West Romance Lives On

The demand for Native American artwork and artifacts continues to rise. Wes Cowan provides advice for those looking to collect these reminders of America’s original […]