Native American Object Auction Record

Rare Shirt

Forbes.com
Julie Carlson, Artfact.com
05.11.06, 12:30 AM ET

“Perfectly preserved in the attic of a Scottish castle for the past 150 years, a Blackfoot man’s beaded hide shirt drummed up $800,000–a world-record price for a Native American object at auction. The stunning 19th-century shirt, arguably the finest of its type to ever appear at auction, was hammered down on May 8 to a private collector at Sotheby’s New York, amid protests from the powerful American Indian Movement.”

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