We are honored to feature historic works from the Couse-Sharp Historic Site’s collection of Native beadwork in the Stitched in Sovereignty exhibition. The images below are by Jeff Smith.
Authored by Dr. Chelsea M. Herr (Choctaw) and Dr. E. Jane Burns, The Couse Collection of Native Beadwork features in-depth scholarship and fine photography of historic beadwork by Indigenous tribes in North America. Coupled with Jeff Smith’s color plates, these detailed studies offer readers the most comprehensive information about this collection available today.
As the third volume in a series of books known as The Record, The Couse Collection of Native Beadwork explores the vibrant collection of Plateau and Plains beadwork acquired by artist E. I. Couse and his wife, Virginia Walker, near her family ranch along the Columbia River, and in Taos, New Mexico.
The Couse Collection of Beadwork book is available for purchase online.
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