American Indian & Ethnographic

The American Indian and Ethnographic artifacts are a path to understanding the daily lives and beliefs of people from around the world. The antique American Indian and Ethnographic auction on Bidsquare features a wide range of artifacts and works of art from Africa and Oceania, material culture from the American Plains, Woodlands and Southwest, Northwest Coast, and related paintings, photography, and other artwork. The collection of artifacts is a testimony to the aesthetic, technical and practical skills of indigenous people and is of great national and international significance. 

Interest in vintage American Indian and Ethnographic artifacts began in the 19th century when anthropologists started acquiring and studying the quality, diversity, and beauty of these objects. Nowadays, these objects are valued for their craftsmanship and decorative quality while being of historical and social significance and are of great interest to major dealers and avid collectors. 

Antique American Indian & Ethnographic Auction

Online auctions on Bidsquare feature some of the finest and unique artifacts of Native America as well as other objects drawn from major tribal cultures from around the world and includes African and Oceanic Art, Plains Indian Art, Other Native American Artifacts, Photography, Domestic Arts.Widely regarded as one of the most trusted names in the business, Bidsquare’s American Indian and Ethnographic auction draw international interest from collectors and bidders with items achieving record prices regularly. 

Quick Facts on American Indian & Ethnographic Artifacts

  • Native American stone artifacts are axes and hammerstones, arrowheads and spear points, fishing net weights, and canoe anchors.

  • Native American bone and shell tools include fishing hooks, awls and needles, projectile points, dippers and spoons, scrapers, harpoons, and combs.

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  • A Hermes Della Cavalleria Favolosa Blanket
    Estimate
    $2,000 - $3,000

    A Hermes Della Cavalleria Favolosa Blanket

    Est.
    $2,000 - $3,000
    Five Star Auctions
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    $1,700
  • A group of knives and swords
    Estimate
    $400 - $600

    A group of knives and swords

    Est.
    $400 - $600
    John Moran Auctioneers
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    Starting Bid
    $200
  • Native American Stoneware Table Top Items
    Estimate
    $100 - $300

    Native American Stoneware Table Top Items

    Est.
    $100 - $300
    Kodner Galleries
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    $50
  • African Ceremonial Mask
    Estimate
    $100 - $300

    African Ceremonial Mask

    Est.
    $100 - $300
    Orion Antiques
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    $50
  • Antique Indian Enameled Iron Lion Mask
    Estimate
    $300 - $450

    Antique Indian Enameled Iron Lion Mask

    Est.
    $300 - $450
    I.M. Chait Gallery
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    Starting Bid
    $150
  • Ekoi ( Ejagham ) Headdress, lifesize, skin covered
    Price$285

    Ekoi ( Ejagham ) Headdress, lifesize, skin covered

    King Art & Antiques
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    $285
  • A Yoruba tribal beadwork ceremonial belt
    Estimate
    $600 - $800

    A Yoruba tribal beadwork ceremonial belt

    Est.
    $600 - $800
    John Moran Auctioneers
    0 Bids
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    $300
  • Large antique ironwood Indonesian seated guardian figure, probably Timor
    Price$450

    Large antique ironwood Indonesian seated guardian figur...

    King Art & Antiques
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    $450
  • Antique Indonesian? female figure post on stand
    Price$245

    Antique Indonesian? female figure post on stand

    King Art & Antiques
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    $245
  • Pre Columbian or Later Ceramic Bowls
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    $100 - $400

    Pre Columbian or Later Ceramic Bowls

    Est.
    $100 - $400
    Kodner Galleries
    0 Bids
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    $50
  • McKenney & Hall 1st Edition Lithograph Folio, Wa-Em-Boesh-Kaa, A Chippeway Chief
    Price$275

    McKenney & Hall 1st Edition Lithograph Folio, Wa-Em-Boe...

    King Art & Antiques
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    $275
  • Large Beautiful Antique Basket 17 1/8" Wide by 4" Deep
    Price$245

    Large Beautiful Antique Basket 17 1/8" Wide by 4" Deep

    King Art & Antiques
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    $245
  • Benson Ration (b. 1953, Navajo/Dine)
    Estimate
    $200 - $400

    Benson Ration (b. 1953, Navajo/Dine)

    Est.
    $200 - $400
    John Moran Auctioneers
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    $100
  • Pre Columbian or Later Ceramic Bowls
    Estimate
    $100 - $300

    Pre Columbian or Later Ceramic Bowls

    Est.
    $100 - $300
    Kodner Galleries
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $50
  • Two Route 66 katsina figures
    Estimate
    $100 - $200

    Two Route 66 katsina figures

    Est.
    $100 - $200
    John Moran Auctioneers
    0 Bids
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    $50
  • Indonesian hardwood female figural sculpture 20th century
    Price$450

    Indonesian hardwood female figural sculpture 20th centu...

    King Art & Antiques
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    $450
  • African Beaded Belt, Bead Work on Fabric, Antique
    Price$150

    African Beaded Belt, Bead Work on Fabric, Antique

    King Art & Antiques
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    $150
  • Very fine antique Tami Islands feasting bowl PNG Papua New Guinea
    Price$650

    Very fine antique Tami Islands feasting bowl PNG Papua ...

    King Art & Antiques
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    $650
  • Antique African Stone Effigy Figure Sculpture
    Price$550

    Antique African Stone Effigy Figure Sculpture

    King Art & Antiques
    Buy Now Price
    $550
  • Antique African Mask
    Price$350

    Antique African Mask

    King Art & Antiques
    Buy Now Price
    $350
  • Two African Wood Carvings
    Estimate
    $250 - $350

    Two African Wood Carvings

    Est.
    $250 - $350
    I.M. Chait Gallery
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $125
  • Group of 4 Various African Carvings
    Estimate
    $80 - $120

    Group of 4 Various African Carvings

    Est.
    $80 - $120
    I.M. Chait Gallery
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $40
  • Pre Columbian or Later Ceramic Vessel
    Estimate
    $100 - $200

    Pre Columbian or Later Ceramic Vessel

    Est.
    $100 - $200
    Kodner Galleries
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $50
  • Pre Columbian or Later Ceramic Bowls
    Estimate
    $100 - $200

    Pre Columbian or Later Ceramic Bowls

    Est.
    $100 - $200
    Kodner Galleries
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $50