FULL
SCREEN
     

Lot 135    

Northern Plains Dew Claw Rattle and Stone Dance Club From Monroe Killy (1910-2010) Collection
9/25/2015 - American Indian: Live Salesroom Auction
lot of 2, includes a sinew-sewn hide rattle with 17 carved dew claws fastened using hide thongs; strip of beadwork executed in pea green, light blue, dark blue, and white; beaded triangular drop hangs from end of rattle; Sullen inked on hide just above drop, overall length 24.5 in.; AND a stone dance club with carved head detailed with yellow pigment and a cloth wrapped handle embellished with beadwork and hide fringe, length 22 in.
ca 1900

Monroe P. Killy (1910-2010)

Monroe P. Killy was born in Minneapolis, MN. His passion for anthropology began when, as a teenager, he built an Indian encampment in the back yard of his father’s photography studio. Killy’s keen interest in all things Indian led him to dedicate his life to learning about and understanding Native American culture. He is respected for the fine quality and exquisite detail of his photographs and films documenting Indian life and culture.

Throughout his life Killy worked primarily for Eastman Kodak in Minneapolis, first as a sales person and then as a manager. Killy’s avocation, studying Indians, prompted him to found the Minnesota Archaeological Society, where he was considered to be one of the most influential collectors in Minnesota. His collection grew as he purchased artifacts directly—either from the original owners or from Indian artisans. Today, Killy’s photographs, films, and portions of his collection are housed at the Minnesota Historical Society, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, and the Science Museum of Minnesota.


Provenance:  
Property of a Minnesota Collector; Ex Monroe Killy (1910-2010) Collection


Condition:  
Condition requests can be obtained via email (danica@cowans.com) or by telephone (513-871-1670). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Cowan's Auctions shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.
Sold: $780.00
Price includes
Buyer's Premium
      Ask a Question

All Images

Karl Moon (American, 1879-1948) Fred Harvey Company Photograph
Lot # 186 - Karl Moon (American, 1879-1948) Fred Harvey Company Photograph
Navaho Land on textured paper and with blindstamp copyright 1906/ Fred Harvey in lower left in original wooden frame (sight) 17 x 13 in.; (framed) 18 x 22 in. ca 1906 > Item Details
Edward Borein (American, 1872-1945) Etching
Lot # 206 - Edward Borein (American, 1872-1945) Etching
About To Rideetching on paperunsigned, with Altermann & Morris Galleries label on reverse(sight)4.75 x 6.75 in. > Item Details
Sioux Boy's Beaded Pants From a Minnesota Collection
Lot # 67 - Sioux Boy's Beaded Pants From a Minnesota Collection
thread-sewn and fully beaded using colors of greasy yellow, dark blue, pea green, and red white-heart; finished with red cotton; buttons and holes for suspenders, length 16 in. late 19th century  > Item Details
Navajo Two Grey Hills Weaving / Rug Deaccessioned from the Hopewell Museum, Hopewell, NJ
Lot # 270 - Navajo Two Grey Hills Weaving / Rug Deaccessioned from the Hopewell Museum, Hopewell, NJ
extremely fine weave of hand-spun wool using a natural palette of browns, gray, and cream; central diamond with nesting elements; zigzagging lines extend to corners; double border; 68 wefts/in., 14 warps/in.; 91.5 x 67.5 in. second quarter 20th century > Item Details
Sioux Quilled Buffalo Hide Puberty Robe from the William H. Jensen Collection (ca 1887-1979), Minnesota
Lot # 61 - Sioux Quilled Buffalo Hide Puberty Robe from the William H. Jensen Collection (ca 1887-1979), Minnesota
thread and sinew-sewn; with 30 thin rows of red, orange, and purple quillwork dotted with tufts of blue wool; quilled roundels with quill-wrapped hide fringe; and tin cones filled with indigo dyed horsehair; cones detail one side of hide, length 57 x width 39 in. fourth quarter 19th centu... > Item Details
Teresita Naranjo, Apple Blossom (Santa Clara, 1919-1999) Carved Blackware Pottery Jar
Lot # 316 - Teresita Naranjo, Apple Blossom (Santa Clara, 1919-1999) Carved Blackware Pottery Jar
deeply carved with a band of feathers hanging from rim and Avanyu wrapped around the middle; signed on base, height 7.75 in. x diameter 7.25 in. third quarter 20th century > Item Details
Eskimo Wood Snuff Boxes
Lot # 6 - Eskimo Wood Snuff Boxes
lot of 3, includes a wooden box painted in red and black with a wooden lid and hide thong handle, height 3.5 in. x width 2.75 in.; PLUS a double-open rectangular box, length 2.5 in.; and a bone box with wooden lid, height 2 in. ca 1900 > Item Details
Modoc Polychrome Bow
Lot # 147 - Modoc Polychrome Bow
hourglass form; geometric and radiating lines are painted in black and orange, length 42 in. late 19th century > Item Details
Sioux Girl's Cowrie Shell Dress From a Minnesota Collection
Lot # 55 - Sioux Girl's Cowrie Shell Dress From a Minnesota Collection
thread-sewn green velveteen dress; neckline and cuffs finished with red ribbon; yoke of dress decorated with cowrie shells strung with cotton twine, length 29.5 in.  ca 1900  > Item Details
Navajo Red Mesa Outline Weaving / Rug Deaccessioned from the Hopewell Museum, Hopewell, NJ
Lot # 272 - Navajo Red Mesa Outline Weaving / Rug Deaccessioned from the Hopewell Museum, Hopewell, NJ
"hand-spun wool woven using colors of red, orange, gray, black, cream, and browns; full design of stepped and outlined diamonds; simple solid black border, 68 x 40.5 in.second quarter 20th century Dr. David Blackwell Hill (1887-1979) Dr. Hill purchased American Indian art long before it was fas... > Item Details
Blackfeet Beaded Hide Doll Cradle
Lot # 58 - Blackfeet Beaded Hide Doll Cradle
thread-sewn hide with light beadwork executed in colors of light blue, white, greasy yellow, red white-heart and charlotte cut cobalt,; visor edge-beaded in light blue, cobalt, and greasy yellow; fringe with beaded detailing on back; cloth doll nestled in cradle; leather panel for front, length 8 in... > Item Details
Plains Deer Hoof Bandolier from the William H. Jensen (1886-1960) Collection
Lot # 165 - Plains Deer Hoof Bandolier from the William H. Jensen (1886-1960) Collection
thin strips of hide are tied through with approximately 135 carved deer hooves, some decorated; interspersed among the hooves are operculum, elk teeth, rodent teeth, stones, claws, and beads; a cluster of brass bells hangs as a pendant, length 21 in. 19th century ... > Item Details
Bettina Steinke (American, 1913-1999) Oil on Canvas
Lot # 214 - Bettina Steinke (American, 1913-1999) Oil on Canvas
signed lower left (sight) 19.5 x 17.5 in.; (framed) 26 x 24 in. > Item Details
Sioux Polychrome Parfleche Trunk and Cylinder From a Minnesota Collection
Lot # 107 - Sioux Polychrome Parfleche Trunk and Cylinder From a Minnesota Collection
lot of 2, includes a trunk with geometric decorations executed in red, blue, green, and yellow; hide thong ties, height 8 in. x length 14.5 in. x depth 8.25 in.; AND a conical cylinder with sinew-sewn seams and hide fringe embellishments detailed with light blue cane beads; old collection tag, ... > Item Details
Sioux Polychrome Parfleche Trunk, Cylinder, and Envelope
Lot # 106 - Sioux Polychrome Parfleche Trunk, Cylinder, and Envelope
lot of 3, all brightly painted in red, blue, green, and yellow; trunk with hide thongs, height 7 in. x length 16.25 in. x depth 8 in.; PLUS a cylinder with hide base and sewn together with hide thongs, length 17.25 in. x diameter 3.75 in.; AND an envelope painted on both sides and held together with... > Item Details
Navajo Red Mesa Weaving / Rug from a Minnesota Collection
Lot # 273 - Navajo Red Mesa Weaving / Rug from a Minnesota Collection
woven using colors of yellow, orange, blue, red, black, cream, and brown; stacked, elongated diamonds are outlined with thin colorful lines, 79 x 47.5 in.second quarter 20th century  > Item Details
Navajo Transitional Weaving / Rug Deaccessioned from the Hopewell Museum, Hopewell, NJ
Lot # 278 - Navajo Transitional Weaving / Rug Deaccessioned from the Hopewell Museum, Hopewell, NJ
thick, hand-spun wool woven using bold colors of reds, browns, orange, green, and cream; old typed label sewn to corner: 60.4: Navaho Indian Rug. About 1890. Bought in Albuquerque, New Mexico, 84.5 x 65.5 in.late 19th century > Item Details
Anishinaabe [Ojibwe] Man's Beaded Leggings and Breech Cloth from the William H. Jensen (1886-1960) Collection
Lot # 350 - Anishinaabe [Ojibwe] Man's Beaded Leggings and Breech Cloth from the William H. Jensen (1886-1960) Collection
hand-sewn velveteen beaded leggings and breech cloths beaded with traditional floral designs; wide purple and rose ribbon borders beadwork, length of leggings 28 in. x width 10 in.; length of breech cloth 16 x width 17 in.late 19th centuryWilliam H. Jensen (1886-1960) Jensen was born in S... > Item Details
Karl Bodmer (Swiss, 1809-1893) Engraving
Lot # 191 - Karl Bodmer (Swiss, 1809-1893) Engraving
Pehriska- Ruhpa, a Minatarre Indian tab XVII, with Bodmer's blindstamp 20.5 x 15 in. (sight), in museum frame, 31 x 25 in. > Item Details
Central Plains Girl's Beaded Hide Dress, Leggings, and Moccasins
Lot # 57 - Central Plains Girl's Beaded Hide Dress, Leggings, and Moccasins
thread and sinew-sewn native and commercially-tanned hide; dress embellished with beadwork in colors of clear, yellow, orange, faceted blue, and faceted pea green; clear tubular beads with red centers and mescal beans are strung on hide thongs on bust and shirt of dress; long thin fri... > Item Details
ITEMS 1-20 of 20
SKIP TO PAGE: