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American Indian Gallery Talk |The Van Kirke & Helen Nelson Collection

Blackfoot Trade Blanket with Beaded Hide Strip, c. late 19th century (Lot 103, Estimate $15,000-$20,000)

Skinner is proud to present a single-owner auction of The Van Kirke and Helen Nelson Collection of American Indian Art. While the Nelsons, as Montana residents, emphasized material from the Blackfeet and Crow tribes, their collection encompasses fine examples from a broad cross-section of Plains and Plateau American Indian material culture.… Read More

Outstanding American Indian Art Auction at Skinner

Blackfoot Beaded and Painted Antelope Hide Shirt, c. 1870 (Lot 131, Estimate $125,000-$175,000)

BOSTON, MA – January 20, 2016 – Skinner is proud present a single-owner auction of The Van Kirke and Helen Nelson Collection of American Indian Art on Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 10AM in its Boston gallery.

Dr. Van Kirke Nelson (1931–2015) and Helen Nelson

“Van Kirke Nelson was a USC college student working as a camp counselor on the shores of Flathead Lake when he discovered the West—its wildness, its history, and its people.… Read More