Native American Healing Traditions

Native American Healing Traditions

There is a very holistic approach to healing in Native American culture, which means that the body, mind, and soul are treated together as one. Native American tribes believe that many illnesses are the result of a spiritual imbalance and implement healing methods to correct the spiritual issues. Healing methods in the Native American culture… Continue Reading

The Seven Clans of Cherokee

The Seven Clans of Cherokee

The seven clans of the Cherokee nation are not separated by boundaries, but by their purpose in Cherokee society. The division of these clans was important to the functionality and peace of the Cherokee people. Anigatogewi: Wild Potato Clan As the food gatherers, this clan had a deep understanding of how to find natural food… Continue Reading

The Meaning Behind Native American Warbonnets

The Meaning Behind Native American Warbonnets

Warbonnets are beautifully crafted feathered headdresses that represent history and incorporate Native American tradition in their designs. Most commonly seen in movies and television shows, these warbonnets have become a most well-known apparatus of Native American attire, however, not all tribes used this feathered regalia. Warbonnets were created and worn by only a dozen Indian… Continue Reading

The History of Mata Ortiz Pottery

The History of Mata Ortiz Pottery

Mata Ortiz pottery was revived with an archaeological dig in Paquimé, a pre-Columbian city located in the Rio Grande River Valley. Paquimé grew into a thriving city with booming political and commercial life, a working sewer system, irrigation, fine buildings and more, earning it the nickname of Casas Grandes, or large houses. This civilization vanished… Continue Reading