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Silver Horn Calendar Silver Horn

A Kiowa Calendar History

This website exhibit was developed in conjunction with the publication of the book “One Hundred Summers: A Kiowa Calendar History,” by Dr. Candace Greene, Ethnologist at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC.

The Silver Horn calendar is part of the Ethnology collections of the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History. The museum opened an exhibition of the Silver Horn calendar record in May 2009.

Caddo Pottery Pottery Mosaic

Caddo Pottery from the Wright Collection

The pieces in the online gallery are part of the George T. Wright collection. Mr. Wright compiled this collection through the purchase of ceramic vessels that had been unscientifcally recovered from a number of unknown sites principally from McCurtain County, Oklahoma and Red River County, Texas.

The online exhibit is a showcase of the art of the ancestors of the Caddo. Within the elaborate cultural tradition of the Caddo were ceramic vessels made for daily and ritual use.  Daughters learned the art of pottery making from their mothers and this knowledge was passed down for generations.  Their beliefs in the everyday and afterlife influenced their construction and artistic design in pottery making.

Everett Collection Everett Pitcher

The Mark Allen Everett Collection

This virtual exhibition provides a look at each of the 43 pieces of classical pottery donated by Dr. Mark Allen Everett in 2001. This significant collection includes breathtaking pieces ranging in date from ca. 1100 to ca. 200 b.c.e. The collection features vessels in a range of styles, including Attic black- and red-figure work, Cypriot earthenware vessels painted in simple geometric designs and Etruscan black “Bucchero” ware with incised designs and graceful shapes.

Mayan Textiles

The Fabric of Mayan Life

This online exhibition features selections from the museum’s extensive collection of more than 1,000 Mayan textiles collected in Guatamala, southern Mexico and Honduras by John Pitzer between 1981 and 2002. Thanks to Pitzer’s efforts, the museum now boasts one of the nation’s most significant collections of Mayan textiles. This virtual exhibition provides specific information about many of the items in the collection, as well as cultural and historical information about the Mayan people. There also is a list of bibliographical and Web resources for those who want more information.