Welcome to the Splendid Heritage Site

The primary goal of this site is educational and attempts to document and share the objects that are found in a number of superb private collections of American Indian Art.

Currently, five collections are represented:

Warnock Collection (about 437 objects)
Fenn Collection (about 294 objects).
Nagy Collection (about 48 objects).
Kinker Collection (about 110 objects).
Fry Collection (about 214 objects).

Over time we hope to add many more collections and thereby increase the research and educational value of the site.

To locate objects of interest, use the pull down menues, and search field above to select the attributes of the objects that interest you. With regard to "Regions" and "Tribes" you should only select from one or the other to avoid conflicts. After making your selections, click on the "DISPLAY" button, and thumbnails of those objects meeting your selection criteria will be displayed. If you click on the "ITEM LIST" button then a text list (faster download) will be displayed. The "RESET" button will reset the selections.

A site of this size will constantly be evolving as we find out new facts about the objects and as we add new collections to the site. Any errors, omissions, or mis-statements are our responsibility and we hope to correct these over time as we receive feedback on our work.


Download PDF file of all objects (11.5 mbytes) click

Website last updated11/17/2012

In the year 2009 there was a major exhibition of about 150 objects from the Warnock Collection that was first held at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts in Salt Lake City, Utah. The Exhibition then moved to the Buffalo Bill Museum in Cody, Wyoming and from there to the Missouri History Museum in St. Louis, Missouri.

An extensive book was prepared for these exhibitions called: "Splendid Heritage - Perspectives on American Indian Art". This book is available through Amazon (click here) or you can download an electronic version by clicking below(75 mbytes):

Splendid Heritage Cover


Notice: If you would like us to keep you informed of new collections that are added to the site, then register with us by e-mailing: curator@splendidheritage.com with you name, address, and your areas of interest.

Your suggestions and or comments are greatly appreciated.

If you are interested in having your collection included, please contact us and we will tell you what is involved, or click here.