A recent auction generated some impressive Native Americana sales.Skinner, a Boston auction house, dropped the hammer on a Cheyenne cradle board from the quarter of the 19th Century for $88,125. A Southern Plains Cheyenne beaded woman's dress of hide dating to the third quarter of the 19th Century sold for $47,000. A mid-19th Century war axe from the Plains Prairie Missouri people realized $44,650. An Apache basket done in polychrome pictorial techniqque with an estimated age of about 100 years (ca 1900) went for $37,600. A polychrome carved wood mask from the Kwakiutl of the Pacific Northwest received a winning bid of $28,200. The auction was held in May, 2006.
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