March in Montana Auction
Live Auction

March in Montana 2023 Session II

Sat, Mar 18, 2023 01:00PM EDT
Lot 702

Assiniboine/Gros Ventre War Shirt

Estimate: $35,000 - $45,000

Bid Increments

Price Bid Increment
$0 $100
$2,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$20,000 $2,500
$50,000 $5,000
$100,000 $10,000
Assiniboine/Gros Ventre War Shirt 52" cuff to cuff x 26" long. Beautifully beaded strips in geometric patterns, accented with a beaded and fringed bib. A beautiful, beaded war shirt from the central Montana area. These tribes settled in areas near Fort Belknap and Fort Peck. These shirts were created for special occasions such as annual Native celebrations or sacred ceremonies like the Sun Dance. Circa 1885. $35,000-45,000


Beadwork is excellent. Hide is soft and supple, showing only very minor discoloration due to age. Excellent condition considering age.