Native American Art

The Native American collection at the Birmingham Museum consists of about 450 objects.  The galleries are organized into cultural groupings according to region: Eastern Woodlands and the Great Lakes, Southeast, Plains, Northwest Coast, and the Southwest.  Highlights of the collection include a large collection of Navajo blankets and rugs, an extensive collection of Northwest Coast art, and important historic and contemporary Pueblo ceramics.  There are also excellent examples of Plains beadwork, including a magnificent Kiowa cradleboard.  Works from the Southeast include a Creek beaded bandolier bag, and Cherokee baskets.