Artists / Collections

Date August 11, 2008 at 10:00 PM


Native American art has long been recognized and appreciated by sophisticated collectors from around the world for its rarity, beauty, history, and the cultural insight it can provide on this continent's original inhabitants. Our collections are wide in scope, which is indicative of the diversity of artistic traditions that exist from region to region across North America.

Our collections include:


Examples of clothing, utilitarian items, and accoutrements from the Northern Plains, Central Plains, Southern Plains, Plateau region, and the Great Lakes. Tribal works represented from the Crow, Blackfeet, Nez Perce, Cayuse, Cree, Sioux, Cheyenne, Arapaho, Kiowa, Comanche, Apache, and many more.


Examples of pottery from all the Southwestern Pueblos, including the Rio Grande Pueblos of New Mexico and the Hopi Pueblos in Arizona.


Examples of weavings from the Navajo and Pueblos of the Southwest, including blankets, mantas, dance sashes, and regional rugs.


Examples of basketry from across North America, with a special emphasis on baskets from the Southwest (Apache and Pima/Papago) and California (Pomo, Yokuts, and Yurok to name a few).


Examples of jewelry from the Southwest including Navajo silver bracelets, earrings, concho belts, and squash blossom necklaces, along with Pueblo works including Zuni inlay pins and Santo Domingo heishi necklaces.

Ledger Drawings

Examples of Plains ledger drawings dating to late 19th century. Morning Star Gallery has been a premier location for these rare works on paper; we have published several books on this topic.


Examples of carving and sculptural work from the two coasts-Northeast and Northwest, along with everything in between, including carved masks, model totem poles, effigy figures, and feast bowls/ladles.

New Mexican Furniture

Examples of classic and revival Spanish Colonial furniture, including chests, storage bins, tables, benches, and chairs, produced locally in New Mexico by both Hispanic and Pueblo carpinteros.

New Mexican Devotional Arts

Examples of classic Spanish Colonial religious iconic art produced in New Mexico, including painted retablos and carved santos and crucifixes.

Art for the New Collector

Examples of Contemporary Native American art for the beginning collector. Emphasis here on Pueblo pottery, Navajo and Pueblo jewelry, and Plains ledger drawings from well-recognized and ribbon-winning artists, working in both traditional and innovative methods.