“Catherine Critcher had a long and fruitful career, but it is her Taos Society work that I believe will best resonate with our visitors here at The Brinton Museum. We are exceedingly grateful to Mr. Toy D. Savage, Jr. for donating four of her paintings to our permanent collection. All four of the oils are now on exhibit in the museum’s second floor hallway.

Kenneth L. Schuster, Director & Chief Curator

Rare Blackfeet War Chief's Shirt and Leggings and complete Apache Woman's Dress and moccasins

Left: Apache Woman’s Dress with Moccasins (not shown), ca. 1850. Right: Blackfeet War Chief’s Shirt and Leggings, ca. 1830.

The rare Blackfeet War Chief’s Shirt and Leggings and the complete Apache Woman’s Dress and moccasins were acquired at auction in 2016.  Our staff is working hard to prepare the mounts and display cases, so we can share them with our museum visitors in the American Indian Gallery soon.

THANK YOU to everyone who donated to help fund the labor and supplies so we can display these wonderful and important acquisitions for all to experience!