Sioux beaded hide cradle - Sinew-sewn and fully beaded using bead colors of red white-heart, dark blue, pea green, greasy yellow, and white; with large beaded rawhide tab on hood; lined with plaid polished cotton; hide thong closures, length 25.25 in. fourth quarter 19th century
A beautiful picture of Native Americans in Winter. It was created in 1908 by Edward S. Curtis. The picture presents Two Crow (Apsaroke) Indian men. One is horseback. The ground is covered with snow, and trees and hillside are seen in the background.
Eastern Subarctic ~ Eastern Cree | Woman's hood; stroud, cotton cloth, glass beads, silk ribbon, cotton thread | 19th century (1830 - 1850) || Displays a style of graceful floral beadwork typical of the James Bay Cree. Hoods were a necessary head-and-shoulder covering in the bitter winters of the North; however, finely beaded examples such as this one may have been reserved for special occasions.