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American Indian Beads & Beadwork

The tradition of American Indian beadwork is one of the oldest and most beloved artistic traditions to emerge from North American history. From ceremonial display to cultural chronicling, American Indian beadwork conveys the richness of the American Indian art historical past.

For generations, American Indian tribes have incorporated beads and beadwork into their accessories. From leather pouches and necklaces to more elaborate papooses, beaded accents enlivened these pieces, typically constructed from animal hide, with additional adornment. Originally, these beaded accents were conjured using organic materials, such as shells, but the introduction to North America of the glass seed bead by the 16th century changed American Indian beading practices entirely.

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Yakima Plateau Native American Beaded Bag Section

May 24, 2018, 7:00 AM PST
Louisville, CO, USA

$400 (starting bid)

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Pictorial Deer Elk Beaded Gauntlets Native American Indian Cowboy Western Beadwork

May 28, 2018, 4:00 PM CST
Chicago, IL, USA

$350 (starting bid)

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Beaded Guantlets

May 28, 2018, 4:00 PM CST
Chicago, IL, USA

$475 (starting bid)

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Native American early beaded panel bandolier bag

May 28, 2018, 4:00 PM CST
Chicago, IL, USA

$350 (starting bid)

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Native American Indian beaded panel from bandolier bag

May 28, 2018, 4:00 PM CST
Chicago, IL, USA

$350 (starting bid)

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Plains Indian Native American 19th century beaded knife sheath

May 28, 2018, 4:00 PM CST
Chicago, IL, USA

$3,750 (starting bid)

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Beaded knife sheath

May 28, 2018, 4:00 PM CST
Chicago, IL, USA

$2,300 (starting bid)

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Warrior used Early Beaded Knife Sheath

May 28, 2018, 4:00 PM CST
Chicago, IL, USA

$1,600 (starting bid)

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Plains small beaded knife sheath

May 28, 2018, 4:00 PM CST
Chicago, IL, USA

$1,150 (starting bid)

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Knife Sheath Multi Colored pictured

May 28, 2018, 4:00 PM CST
Chicago, IL, USA

$1,800 (starting bid)

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Plains Indian 19th Century Warrior used Beaded Knife Sheath Lavender Background

May 28, 2018, 4:00 PM CST
Chicago, IL, USA

$4,300 (starting bid)

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Beaded Knife Sheath with Buffalo Liner Plains Native American Indian Antelope Backed

May 28, 2018, 4:00 PM CST
Chicago, IL, USA

$1,500 (starting bid)

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Plains Indian Beaded Knife Sheath Blue Background

May 28, 2018, 4:00 PM CST
Chicago, IL, USA

$3,750 (starting bid)

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Rare Green Background Beaded Indian Knife Sheath

May 28, 2018, 4:00 PM CST
Chicago, IL, USA

$3,750 (starting bid)

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Sioux Beaded Knife Sheath Plains Indian

May 28, 2018, 4:00 PM CST
Chicago, IL, USA

$3,300 (starting bid)

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Northern Plains Early Beaded Knife Sheath Ca 1855

May 28, 2018, 4:00 PM CST
Chicago, IL, USA

$3,500 (1 bid)

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Plains Beaded Indian Sheath Box & Tepee Design

May 28, 2018, 4:00 PM CST
Chicago, IL, USA

$3,400 (starting bid)

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Double Beaded Knife Sheath possibly Crow ? Native American Indian

May 28, 2018, 4:00 PM CST
Chicago, IL, USA

$3,750 (starting bid)

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CROW Saddle or Tomahawk beaded drop or horse ornament Northern Plains Plateau

May 28, 2018, 4:00 PM CST
Chicago, IL, USA

$500 (starting bid)

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BEADED INDIAN KNIFE SHEATH Yellow opaque white beads

May 28, 2018, 4:00 PM CST
Chicago, IL, USA

$3,400 (starting bid)

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Buffalo skin Beaded Indian Knife Sheath Pictured Light Blue Background

May 28, 2018, 4:00 PM CST
Chicago, IL, USA

$3,300 (starting bid)

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Beaded Knife Sheath Early 20th century

May 28, 2018, 4:00 PM CST
Chicago, IL, USA

$2,800 (starting bid)

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Prairie Beaded Bag 19th Century Tiny Floral Faceted Beadwork

May 28, 2018, 4:00 PM CST
Chicago, IL, USA

$350 (starting bid)

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Large Prairie Beaded Storage Bag Pipe Tobacco and/or Misc.

May 28, 2018, 4:00 PM CST
Chicago, IL, USA

$450 (starting bid)

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Prairie Beaded Charm Bag Bandolier Style

May 28, 2018, 4:00 PM CST
Chicago, IL, USA

$3,750 (starting bid)

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Beaded Native American Indian Wool Sash Great Lakes or Prairie

May 28, 2018, 4:00 PM CST
Chicago, IL, USA

$325 (starting bid)

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Beaded Native American Indian Wool Sash Prairie?

May 28, 2018, 4:00 PM CST
Chicago, IL, USA

$325 (starting bid)

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Childs Sash Beaded Native American Indian Prairie or Great Lakes

May 28, 2018, 4:00 PM CST
Chicago, IL, USA

$325 (starting bid)

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OJIBWA BANDOLIER BAG

June 1, 2018, 11:00 AM EST
Thomaston, ME, USA

$500 (starting bid)

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Crow Native American Indian Floral Beaded Belt

June 2, 2018, 10:00 AM MST
Bozeman, MT, USA

$30 (starting bid)

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Ute Native American Beaded Strike-a-Lite Bag c1890

June 2, 2018, 10:00 AM MST
Bozeman, MT, USA

$30 (starting bid)

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Nez Perce Native American Beaded Necktie c.1900

June 2, 2018, 10:00 AM MST
Bozeman, MT, USA

$30 (starting bid)

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Crow Beaded Beaver Possibles Bag c. 1890 LARGE

June 2, 2018, 10:00 AM MST
Bozeman, MT, USA

$30 (starting bid)

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Blackfeet Pony Raid Fully Beaded Hide EXCELLENT

June 2, 2018, 10:00 AM MST
Bozeman, MT, USA

$30 (1 bid)

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Crow Indian Fully Beaded Papoose Cradleboard

June 2, 2018, 10:00 AM MST
Bozeman, MT, USA

$30 (starting bid)

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Excellent Lakota Sioux Beaded Tobacco Pipe Bag

June 2, 2018, 10:00 AM MST
Bozeman, MT, USA

$30 (starting bid)

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Lakota Siouz Beaded Pipe Bag circa 1890

June 2, 2018, 10:00 AM MST
Bozeman, MT, USA

$30 (1 bid)

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Lakota Sioux Indian Polychrome Beaded Flat Bag

June 2, 2018, 10:00 AM MST
Bozeman, MT, USA

$30 (starting bid)

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Comanche Beaded War Paint Pouch circa 1890-1900's

June 2, 2018, 10:00 AM MST
Bozeman, MT, USA

$30 (starting bid)

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Crow Native American Fully Beaded Leather Sash

June 2, 2018, 10:00 AM MST
Bozeman, MT, USA

$30 (starting bid)

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