u.s. customs house

Yoeme deer dance headdress

Sonora, Mexico ca. 1910

Deer hide, glass eyes, antlers

This headdress is part of the collection of The National Museum of the American Indian in lower Manhattan. The museum is part of the Smithsonian Institution. Apart from the beautiful collection of objects shown there, the museum itself is an extraordinary example of a Cass Gilbert Beaux Arts building. It was originally the U.S. Custom House.