Museum of Native American ARtifacts Images

These images are from the Museum Of  Native American Artifacts in Bentonville, Ark.  The Museum is owned by Mr. David Bogle and is provided to the public free of charge.  The Museum has currently relocated to new and larger facilities and will be open to the public again shortly.  If you ever get the opportunity to visit the museum and view the relics in person, you should. This is only a small sampling of  the artifacts in the museum, but it gives you an idea.

 There are some of the better known relics for public display in the museum.   Some of these relics are on loan from caring individuals and institutions.  The opportunity to show them to the public is exciting and greatly appreciated.  While some of these artifacts are well known, others have not been available for public viewing previously.  Enjoy!  Please do not take any of the images without the proper consent.  Thanks!!!! - Matt

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I have larger (high quality) images, these have been condensed greatly.  Click on the pictures to enlarge.

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Doves

 

 

One big elephant!

Some Clovis

This is a tribute to Greg Perino.  These are some of the items out of his collection.  You'll notice the "Little River" cache in there and some items illustrated in his guides, etc.

This is one of my favorite items of all.  White Swan Winter Count: The plains people preserved their history not only orally, but also with painting.  Winter counts were paintings showing each year's major event. This one was painted around 1880, probably by White Swan, one of George Armstrong Custer's Crow scouts in 1876. Part of it appears to relate to the battle of Little Big Horn.

Some Meso-American Vessels.

Mayan Gold

 

Meso

   

  

These items were out of the Greg Perino Collection.  The "otter" wooden pipe stem was carved by Greg himself in 1960.  The picture included in the display is of Greg signing the bottom of the stem. 

Meso

      

A gallery of old, authentic post cards (this is only a sampling of them, there are more).  At the top are two lances.  The red on the cloth has been tested by David Wenger, phd. and is pure conchineal-dyed, circa 1860.  Collected in Oklahoma from the Kiowa by James Mooney, Senior Anthropologist for the Smithsonian Institutions bureau of ethnology.  

      

Leggings

          

     

.50 cal sharps "tack" rifle.         

Cradleboard

Moccasins

 

     

 

 

Mimbres pottery

                        

Mimbres

 

     

Some Garza

Calapooya

Talco

Gunther & Harahey

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