Bonhams winter sale of fine Native American art to feature one of the earliest known Cheyenne quilled shirts


SAN FRANCISCO, CA.- Bonhams announces that its Native American sale, December 5 in San Francisco, will feature a rare Cheyenne quilled shirt, circa 1830-1840 from The Bones Collection, that is one of the earliest examples known to exist today (estimate upon request). The shirt, which will be sold to benefit the Southern Oregon Historical Society, and has been in their collection since the 1950s, is said to have been collected at Fort McPherson in Nebraska in 1868, and may be associated with Spotted Tail, a Sioux leader, according to the family history accompanying it. Jim Haas, Vice President and Native American Art Director at Bonhams, said of the sale: “The December auction is the sort we have been shooting for: smaller than past sales, but of uniformly high quality.” More one-of-a-kind highlights in the sale include a modern Hopi bracelet by Charles Loloma, that stands out from his usual style, with