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Best of The West

By | Jane Viator

On a Christmas morning in the 1880s, an Indian chief in full war regalia distributed gifts to the delighted inhabitants of Castlemorres, a grand Irish manor house.

A close look would reveal that the Indian garb was from different tribes and time periods: shirt and leggings of a Blackfeet chief of the 1830s, feather-decorated Ojibwa headdress of the 1840s.

And the gift-giver was not a transplanted Plains Indian chief. He was the son of the lord of the manor, a British nobleman who had collected the garb during his military service in Canada during the 1860s.… Read More

Plains Masterpiece Leads Skinner’s May 6 Auction of American Indian & Ethnographic Art

BOSTON, MA – April 15, 2016 – Skinner, Inc. will host an auction of American Indian & Ethnographic Art at 10AM on May 6 in its Boston gallery, featuring a wide range of art from Africa and Oceania; American Indian material culture from the American Plains, Northwest Coast, Woodlands and Southwest; and related photography, paintings, and other artwork.

“In this auction, Skinner will be presenting  some of the finest Native American cultural artifacts ever offered in the company’s history,” said Douglas Deihl, Director of American Indian & Ethnographic Art at Skinner.… Read More