Situated on a bluff high above the Columbia River near Goldendale, Washington, the Maryhill Museum of Art has an outstanding collection of American Indian art and artifacts which are displayed in a series of galleries. In addition, the Museum has displays of recent acquisitions of Native American art displayed in another gallery. Shown below are some of the pieces which are displayed in this gallery.
Shown above are beaded gauntlets by an unknown Yakama artist. These were made about 1950. Shown above is a beaded Yakama vest. Shown above is a Plateau woman’s wing dress made about 1920. This is probably Cayuse or Umatilla. Shown are beaded gauntlets by an unknown Nez Perce artist. These were made about 1915. Shown above is a Yakama beaded Mickey Mouse bag from the 1930s. Shown above is a beaded Yakama woman’s hat made about 1960. Shown above is a Plateau beaded bag. Shown above is a contour-beaded flat bag by Sophie George (Wasco/Cowlitz/Wenatchi). This was made in 2016. The artist is a well-known regional beadworker. Shown above is a lidded pot by Jemez/Zia potter Elizabeth Medina. This piece was made about 2015. Elizabeth Medina was born into Jemez Pueblo and married into Zia Pueblo. Shown above is a black swirl melon jar with kiva step opening by Jemez potter Emma Yepa. This piece was made in 2015. Shown above is a Cheyenne-style elk ladle may in 2008 by Angela Swedberg. Shown above is a hoop spirit mask (loon and wolf) made by Yup’ik artist Walter Tutqir Amos in 1978. Shown above is a cedar root berry basket made by Klikitat weaver Nettie Jackson (1942-2013) in 1983. This basket was woven at the request of William (Bud) and Mary Schlick. Shown above is a twined flat bag made by an unknown Yakama artist in the 1940s. Shown above is a twined purse made by an unknown Nez Perce artist in the 1980s. Shown above is a collection of Plateau baskets from the 1920s and 1930s. The lidded baskets are Klickitat and the others are Yakama. Shown above is a collection of Cowlitz and Klickitat baskets. Shown above is a Klikitat cedar root berry basket. The large lidded basket shown above was made by Klickitat weaver Elsie Thomas (1910-2007) in the 1930s.
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The Maryhill Museum of Art