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Native Amer Collection from Leland & Debra Lacy

by Farmer Auctions


239 lots with images

June 2, 2012

Live Auction
239 Lots
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Sioux Doll

Lot 1: Sioux Doll

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Description: Sioux Doll Early 20th Century. Hide, beads and hair. Carol Kokin obtained the doll from Forrest Fenn (has Fenn's metal tag, which attests that it was once in his personal collection). Excellent condition. 7 3/4" x 3 3/4" x 1 1/4". Ex. Forrest Fynn's personal collection, Sherwoods Spirit of America (acquired 3/25/1996).

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Northwest Coast Bear Pipe

Lot 2: Northwest Coast Bear Pipe

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Description: Northwest Coast Bear Pipe Reproduction of a Circa 1890 Tlingit pipe. Ash stem, bear pipe is walnut, abalone ears and eyes, brass chimney. Good condition. Ex. Mike Kokin (acquired 12/4/1998).

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Cherry Burl Ladle

Lot 3: Cherry Burl Ladle

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Description: Cherry Burl Ladle Late 19th Century. 9" ladle with honest wear in bowl. Good condition.

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Double-Handled Great Lakes Ladle

Lot 4: Double-Handled Great Lakes Ladle

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Description: Double-Handled Great Lakes Ladle Late 19th Century. Chippewa or Ottawa? Thunderbird carved on handle. Rasp marks on bottom of bowl. 16" x 5 3/8".

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Hopi Wicker Cradle

Lot 5: Hopi Wicker Cradle

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Description: Hopi Wicker Cradle Mid 20th Century. By Dorlene Gashwascoma. Deerskin ties. Excellent condition. 12" x 28" x 10".

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Knife & Sheath

Lot 6: Knife & Sheath

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Description: Knife & Sheath Sheath is first half of the 20th Century; knife is Circa 1900. Leather sheath with brass tacks and iron "cones". Handmade triangular blade with twine-wrapped wooden handle. Good condition.

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Beaded Wool Sash

Lot 7: Beaded Wool Sash

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Description: Beaded Wool Sash Late 19th Century. Black flannel with machine stitched gold border. Beaded floral design. Some minor loss to beads and very minor moth damage. 69 1/2" long x 11 1/2" wide.

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Pair of Beaded Plains Ornaments

Lot 8: Pair of Beaded Plains Ornaments

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Description: Pair of Beaded Plains Ornaments Black and yellow bull's-eye pattern on both sides. One bordered with red beads and fringe; other bordered with green beads and no fringe. Good condition. Each is 2 1/2" diameter.

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Beaded Deerskin Pouch

Lot 9: Beaded Deerskin Pouch

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Description: Beaded Deerskin Pouch Early 1900's. Thread sewn. Hide closing tie. Good condition. 9" long x 3 1/4" at widest point.

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Beaded Bag

Lot 10: Beaded Bag

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Description: Beaded Bag Circa 1900. Thread sewn on deerskin. Hide handle loop. Ochre colored leather with black and clear beads. Good condition. 3 1/2" x 3" with scalloped beaded fringe.

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Delaware Child's Moccasins

Lot 11: Delaware Child's Moccasins

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Description: Delaware Child's Moccasins Circa 1880. Hide, seed beads and silk trim. Beaded vamp with beaded edging around the cuffs. Remnants of silk covering remain. Excellent condition. 2 1/2" x 5" x 2 1/4". Ex. Eleanor Tulman Hancock (acquired 8/15/2001).

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Five-Section Draw Telescope & Tripod

Lot 12: Five-Section Draw Telescope & Tripod

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Description: Five-Section Draw Telescope & Tripod Early 20th Century. Brass on base metal. Clear optics. No manufacturer's marks. Later make-do attachment for tripod. Collapsed length is 12 1/4"; expanded length is 41 1/2". Surveyor's tripod is oak and brass, 32" tall, extending to 52". Good condition.

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Two U.S.P.R.R. Expedition & Surveys Prints

Lot 13: Two U.S.P.R.R. Expedition & Surveys Prints

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Description: Two U.S.P.R.R. Expedition & Surveys Prints 1855. Nicely framed and matted with a striking reproduction spear point in each. Plate XXX "Fort Owen - Flathead Village" and Plate XXXVII "Fort Okinakane". Excellent condition. Prints are 7" x 10 1/4", matted and framed to 14 3/4" x 16 1/2".

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Two U.S.P.R.R. Expedition & Surveys Prints

Lot 14: Two U.S.P.R.R. Expedition & Surveys Prints

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Description: Two U.S.P.R.R. Expedition & Surveys Prints 1855. Nicely framed and matted with a striking reproduction spear point in each. Plate XXV "Lieut. Grovers Despatch - Return of Governor Stevens to Fort Benton" and Plate LXIV "Hell Gate - Entrance to Cadottes Pass from the West". Excellent condition. Prints are 7" x 10 1/4", matted and framed to 14 3/4" x 16 1/2".

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Cheyenne Toy Moccasins

Lot 15: Cheyenne Toy Moccasins

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Description: Cheyenne Toy Moccasins Circa 1880. Antelope hide and seed beads. Buffalo hoop design on vamp. Greasy yellow, white-heart red, robins egg and dark translucent beads. Old museum tag number 287/664. Good condition. 1 7/8" x 4" x 4". Ex. Neal R. Smith (acquired 8/18/1998).

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Voyageur Belt Cup with Moose Carving & Canoe Belt Toggle

Lot 16: Voyageur Belt Cup with Moose Carving & Canoe Belt Toggle

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Description: Voyageur Belt Cup with Moose Carving & Canoe Belt Toggle Circa 1900. Wood, hide and metal. Full body moose and vegetation carved on outside of cup. Rim with linked and stained diamond cutouts. Miniature carved canoe with copper insert as toggle, attached with hide belt strap. Excellent condition. 5 1/2" x 2 1/2" x 2". Ex. George Brown (acquired 5/15/2006).

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Anasazi Pitcher

Lot 17: Anasazi Pitcher

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Description: Anasazi Pitcher Circa 1100. Obtained by Sam and Louise Robinson on a trip to the Southwest in the early 1940's. Excellent condition. 5 1/4" x 5 1/2" diameter. Ex. Louise and Sam Robinson (acquired 7/14/1995).

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Scalp Drop & Knife

Lot 18: Scalp Drop & Knife

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Description: Scalp Drop & Knife Circa 1870's. Metal, wood, brass tack, scalp lock, porcupine quill, and beads. Good condition. 11" long scalp drop and knife. Ex. North Missouri Historical Society, Paul Dyke, Mike Kokin (acquired 8/21/1996).

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Crow Medicine Charm

Lot 19: Crow Medicine Charm

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Description: Crow Medicine Charm Circa 1890. Seed beads, ochre stained hide, hawks bell, trade beads, human hair and ermine tails. Probably part of a Crow medicine bundle. Good condition. 18" long. Ex. Bart Rebman (acquired 8/15/1999).

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Pair of Cheyenne Parfleches

Lot 20: Pair of Cheyenne Parfleches

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Description: Pair of Cheyenne Parfleches Mid to late 20th Century. Two Cheyenne envelopes, 24" x 12 1/2" folded. Polychrome pigment design. Excellent condition.

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Cherry Bowl Dog Effigy Spoon

Lot 21: Cherry Bowl Dog Effigy Spoon

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Description: Cherry Bowl Dog Effigy Spoon Early 20th Century. 1 1/2" dog with brass brad eyes sits on spoon with overall length of 8". Very nicely carved. Excellent condition.

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Great Lakes Birchbark Canoe

Lot 22: Great Lakes Birchbark Canoe

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Description: Great Lakes Birchbark Canoe Circa 1920's. Tourist trade miniature canoe. Excellent condition. 7" x 32" x 7 1/2". Ex. John Baldwin (acquired 8/13/1996).

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Miniature Ball-Headed Club

Lot 23: Miniature Ball-Headed Club

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Description: Miniature Ball-Headed Club Chippewa? Four human figure representations carved on each side. 7" long.

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Lakota Ceremonial Drum

Lot 24: Lakota Ceremonial Drum

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Description: Lakota Ceremonial Drum Circa 1900. Wood, rawhide, and paint. Painted red surface with yellow sun in center. Blue bird with upturned head and power line emanating from open mouth. Nice condition. 14 1/4" diameter. Ex. Authentic Indian Artifacts (acquired 8/12/2006). No damage. Old tag on back reads "Hunkpapa Lakota / Drum / 19th Century / South Dakota"

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Zia Olla

Lot 25: Zia Olla

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Description: Zia Olla Circa 1900. Polychrome clay pot with bird design on two sides. Excellent condition. 9" x 9 1/2" diameter. Ex. Ken Farmer Auctions (acquired 6/10/1995).

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Three Voyageur Cups & One Metal Cup

Lot 26: Three Voyageur Cups & One Metal Cup

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Description: Three Voyageur Cups & One Metal Cup Circa 1890. Metal cup may be a Catholic baptismal cup but was used by Native Americans. One burlwood cup is very thin and sometime referred to as "Woodlands China". One wooden cup has 1/4" x 1/4" chip on rim, else very good condition. Largest is 4 1/4" x 2 3/4" x 1 7/8".

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Kiowa Belt Set

Lot 27: Kiowa Belt Set

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Description: Kiowa Belt Set Early 20th Century. Tanned hide, metal cone drops and seed beads. This set comes from an Oklahoma private collection. Complete with 6" whetstone case, 5 3/4" strike-a-lite pouch and 6 1/4" awl case. Excellent condition. Ex. Oklahoma private collection, Mike Kokin (acquired 9/28/1998).

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Signed Plains Bone Hairpipe Breastplate

Lot 28: Signed Plains Bone Hairpipe Breastplate

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Description: Signed Plains Bone Hairpipe Breastplate Late 20th Century. Constructed of two rows of hairpipes centered by glass and brass beads. Deer skin tassels on side. Pendants of horse hair and deer dew claws. Breastplate is signed "Black Eagle". 42" long with tassels and strap x 11" wide. Together with matching headband with deer skin ties, 1" x 23" including ties.

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Crow (?) Parfleche Bag

Lot 29: Crow (?) Parfleche Bag

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Description: Crow (?) Parfleche Bag Circa 1880. Painted rawhide. Small envelope with no ties. Red, blue, yellow and uncolored hides form diamond patterns on front surface (typical of Crow or Transmontane parfleches). Excellent condition. 11 3/4" x 6 1/2". Ex. Jim Hart and Loretta Carbonaro (acquired 2/10/1997).

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Cherokee Miniature Drum

Lot 30: Cherokee Miniature Drum

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Description: Cherokee Miniature Drum Circa 1830. Wood and hide. Found in a Tennessee cave by L.C. Wyatt in 1909. Punctured drum head. Good condition. 4 5/8" x 3 3/4" diameter. Ex. Tennessee Collection, Bobby Dixon (acquired 6/28/2000).

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Blackfoot Rattle

Lot 31: Blackfoot Rattle

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Description: Blackfoot Rattle Circa 1870. Buffalo hide. Rattle with lightning marks on side and broad arrow marks at top and bottom. Excellent condition. 12" (22" including horse hair) x 4". Ex. from a collection in England, part of a parfleche bundle containing a Blackfoot bonnet; Mike Kokin (acquired 11/6/1996).

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Cheyenne Adult Moccasins

Lot 32: Cheyenne Adult Moccasins

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Description: Cheyenne Adult Moccasins Circa 1890. Ocre-stained hide and seed beads. Thunderbirds with diamond-shaped heart marks on bodies. Excellent condition. 3 3/4" x 9 1/2" x 3 1/4". Ex. Guy Whetstone, Paul Rose (acquired 4/30/1998).

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Small Knife Case & Bone-Handled Knife

Lot 33: Small Knife Case & Bone-Handled Knife

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Description: Small Knife Case & Bone-Handled Knife Circa 1890. Hide, seed beads and bone. Colorful beaded knife case, 5 1/2" long. Knife is 7" long. Very good condition. Ex. Native American Art Show, Santa Fe, 1999; purchased from a visiting patron of the show (acquired 8/16/1999).

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Crow Medicine Bundle

Lot 34: Crow Medicine Bundle

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Description: Crow Medicine Bundle Circa 1840 / 50. Hide bag, painted rawhide figure, and scalp locks. Contains small fabric bags with vegetable matter. Painted 5 3/4" tall human Morning Star figure. Excellent condition. 11" x 9". Ex. Drew Bax Collection, Dennis Lessard Collection, Mike Kokin (acquired 8/15/1995).

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Miniature Comanche or Kiowa Cradle

Lot 35: Miniature Comanche or Kiowa Cradle

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Description: Miniature Comanche or Kiowa Cradle Circa 1900. Hide, seed beads and wood. Translucent red, double-headed arrows with horizontal bands of red and white beads, on a blue beaded field. Fringe drop on bottom. Attached to two pointed boards. Excellent condition. 2" x 9" x 2 1/4". Ex. Arrowsmith, Mike Kokin (acquired 8/16/1999).

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Mic Mac Child's Moccasins

Lot 36: Mic Mac Child's Moccasins

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Description: Mic Mac Child's Moccasins Circa 1840. Hide, seed beads, metal beads and silk trim. Crimped toe design of single piece of hide. Beaded vamp attached. Excellent condition. 2 1/4" x 7 1/4" x 2 3/4". Ex. private collection in France, purchased in late 1960's or early 1970's by John and Valery Arieta of London, England; John Malloy (acquired 8/16/1999).

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Kiowa Child's Moccasins

Lot 37: Kiowa Child's Moccasins

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Description: Kiowa Child's Moccasins 19th Century. Hide and seed beads. Fringe on front extending to the toe, and fringe on back. Beaded peyote rosette draped over vamp. Museum or collection number in ink printed on a rear tab of each moccasin. Good condition. 6" x 2" x 2 1/2". Ex. Mike Kokin (acquired 3/1/1997).

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Northern Plains Bone Hairpipe Breastplate

Lot 38: Northern Plains Bone Hairpipe Breastplate

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Description: Northern Plains Bone Hairpipe Breastplate Late 19th Century. String on harness leather. Excellent condition. 18" x 11".

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Two-Headed Medicine Charm

Lot 39: Two-Headed Medicine Charm

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Description: Two-Headed Medicine Charm Circa 1860. Wood, brass hawk bells, hide suspension. Stored in a hide pouch. Likely Crow, as items similar to this are seen in the book "Crow Indian Medicine Bundles", published by the Museum of the American Indian Heye Foundation,Vol. XVII. Good condition. 4 1/2" long. Ex. Drew Bax Collection, Larry Frank Collection, Mike Kokin (acquired 10/27/2000).

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Blackfoot Wood Whistle Necklace

Lot 40: Blackfoot Wood Whistle Necklace

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Description: Blackfoot Wood Whistle Necklace Circa 1870. Wood, hide, fur, carved bone, hair pipes, trade beads, coiled brass wire. Northern Plain medicine necklace. Whistle with carved turtle effigy engraved at end. Good condition. 44" necklace with 9 1/2" whistle (or flute). Ex. Ethel Terry; Polson, Montana, Neal R. Smith (acquired 11/6/1994).

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Cavalry Sabre

Lot 41: Cavalry Sabre

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Description: Cavalry Sabre D-guard, War of 1812 Cavalry sabre of the Western Fur Trade. Brass tacks on grip. Hide thong on guard holds Chinese coins, strike-a-lite, brass bells, jew's harp and rings. Excellent condition. 36" long. Ex. Mike Kokin (acquired 5/15/2000).

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Roach, Northern Plains

Lot 42: Roach, Northern Plains

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Description: Roach, Northern Plains 19th Century. Mixture of white, black and naturally colored deer hair and porcupine. Excellent condition. 17" long. Ex. Mike Kokin (acquired 3/1/1997).

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Kiowa Child's Cradle

Lot 43: Kiowa Child's Cradle

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Description: Kiowa Child's Cradle Late 19th or early 20th Century. Hide, beads, cloth, metal tacks and wood. Very small seed beads with a blue ground on one side and green ground on the other. Geometric designs on both sides. Yellow ocre stained drops at bottom, with beaded edges. Excellent condition. 5" x 24" x 7 1/2". Ex. Oklahoma family, Mike Kokin (acquired 5/15/1998).

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Cree Beaded Knife Case with Knife

Lot 44: Cree Beaded Knife Case with Knife

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Description: Cree Beaded Knife Case with Knife Circa 1880. Buffalo hide and seed beads. Geometrically designed Cree knife case on a white field, with a 1" fringe on edge. Old museum collection number. Knife has a sinew wrapping around the top of the wood handle. Excellent condition. 10 1/4" x 4 1/2" case, including fringe. 9 3/8" long knife. Ex. Mike Kokin (acquired 8/17/2006).

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Iniskim Medicine - Buffalo Stone Necklace

Lot 45: Iniskim Medicine - Buffalo Stone Necklace

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Description: Iniskim Medicine - Buffalo Stone Necklace Circa 1860. Stone iniskim, leather, brass Russian trade beads, red and blue seed beads. The covered stone is referred to as an iniskim or buffalo stone. Very good condition. 30" necklace. Ex. Harold & Irene Hanneman, Browning Montana collected between 1936 and 1962, Mike Kokin (acquired 8/15/1995).

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Gros Ventre / Fort Belknap Beaded Vest

Lot 46: Gros Ventre / Fort Belknap Beaded Vest

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Description: Gros Ventre / Fort Belknap Beaded Vest Circa 1875. Hide and seed beads. Abstract floral pattern on blue field. Two horses on lower back and horse-hoof tracks on either side. The bold, curvilinear multi-laned design on back may depict the Missouri River. Some small areas of lost beads; overall excellent condition. 22" x 17". Ex. European Collection; Mike Kokin (acquired 7/10/2006).

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Cheyenne Leggings & Moccasins

Lot 47: Cheyenne Leggings & Moccasins

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Description: Cheyenne Leggings & Moccasins Circa 1890. Hide and seed beads. Leggings with white bead field and typical Cheyenne bar design in red. Beadwork fringe at top of leggings. Moccasins are by association but match the beaded color scheme of the leggings. Very good condition. 15" leggings; 8 1/2" x 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" moccasins. Leggings ex. Guy Whetstone, Paul Rose; moccasins ex. Jim Hart and Loretta Carbonaro (acquired 4/30/1998).

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Mesquakie Pouch

Lot 48: Mesquakie Pouch

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Description: Mesquakie Pouch Circa 1880. Seed beads, canvas, hide, silk edging and calico lining. This bag shows Norwegian influence and has a loom beaded handled strap. Excellent condition. 6 3/4" (13" with strap) x 7 3/4". Ex. Paul Gray, Merrill Domas (acquired 11/20/1999).

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Miniature Chippawa Gun Stock Club

Lot 49: Miniature Chippawa Gun Stock Club

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Description: Miniature Chippawa Gun Stock Club Circa 1850. Chippawa bundle wood club, engraved on both sides with figures. One side is a figure holding a bow and peace pipe; other side with gun and tomahawk. Edge of club has bullet type carving. Excellent condition. 12" long x 1/2" thick. Found in Seattle, Washington; Ex. Jim Hart and Loretta Carbonaro (acquired 8/17/1999).

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Gros Ventre, Military Dog Society Rattle

Lot 50: Gros Ventre, Military Dog Society Rattle

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Description: Gros Ventre, Military Dog Society Rattle Circa 1875. Hide, wood, and dew claws from deer. Buckskin sleeve sewn over wooden rod, with numerous dew claws attached to one end. 17" long. Ex. Mike Kokin (acquired 4/17/1996).

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