The Cecil Dunn Collection features Northern Arapaho beadwork gifted to Royal Balcom, who served as warden at St. Michael’s Mission at Ethete, Wyoming on the Wind River Reservation between 1910 and 1926. This collection includes a hide depicting the Eastern Shoshone Sun Dance painted by Charles Washakie, son of the Chief Washakie. The Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Smithsonian Institution, and Carob County Museum of Rawlins, Wyoming also have painted robes by Charles Washakie in their collections. View selected items from the WHC collection Images courtesy of the Chief Washakie Foundation, Wyoming.
Regional Native American Items
The museum features fine examples of the beadwork, clothing, and unique items from Crow, Northern Cheyenne, and Nez Perce cultures.