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The Blackfeet chief’s shirt and leggings (Lot 143, Sold $663,000)

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.… Read More

Exceptionally Rare & Historic Blackfeet War Chief’s Shirt & Leggings c.1830s

Skinner to offer an historic example of a Blackfeet war chief’s shirt and leggings form the 1830s in its American Indian & Ethnographic sale on May 6, 2016. This will be the first time a complete suit from this period has been available for acquisition in North America in over a century.

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

Rare and Important Blackfeet Chief’s Shirt and Leggings, c. 1830s (Lot 143, Estimate $600,000-$800,000)

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.… Read More