Marker Trees & Native American Culture

Marker Trees & Native American Culture

Did you know that trail trees, bent in their infancy to mark trails or important landmarks, hold sacred meaning for Native American people? These special trees are being identified and preserved by environmentalists all over the country today. To date, over 1,850 trail trees have been identified in 39 states. How to spot an Authentic… Continue Reading

Looking for Native American Culture in the US?

Looking for Native American Culture in the US?

While pop culture often misrepresents Native Americans with stereotypical portrayals, Native American culture is rich and thriving in the States. If you want an authentic experience, you won’t have to travel far to check out some of the best places! Washington, D.C. The National Museum of the American Indian is one of the Smithsonian museums… Continue Reading

What the Solar Eclipse Meant to Many Native Americans

What the Solar Eclipse Meant to Many Native Americans

On August 21, men, women and children gathered all over the country to watch the solar eclipse. While the eclipse was fascinating to most of us, it had a special significance for many Native Americans. Some Native Americans viewed it as a solemn occasion, some saw it as a cause for celebration and some did… Continue Reading

Laws Governing Native American Artifacts

Laws Governing Native American Artifacts

Native American artifacts are extremely popular on the collectibles market, not to mention beautiful and fascinating. However, there are strict laws governing their purchase and sale, so if you’re interested in collecting Native American artifacts, or think you may have found something worth selling, it’s worthwhile to educate yourself about a couple of these laws… Continue Reading

Native American Values and Behaviors

Native American Values and Behaviors

Native American people are known for traditional values and behaviors, many of which families across the world work to emulate. Here’s a look into the most well-known and widely acknowledged. Respect Native Americans are known for their respect and acceptance of other cultures. They do not verbalize their opinions about others’ affairs or issues unless… Continue Reading

Colors & Meanings Among Native Americans

Colors & Meanings Among Native Americans

Native Americans use beautiful and distinctive designs and colors in everything from clothing to face paint. Did you know that those colors have specific meanings? They are used symbolically to tell stories visually and they represent a wide range of things from elements in the natural world to personal characteristics and more. Red The color… Continue Reading

Popular Dishes and Foods Among Native Americans

Popular Dishes and Foods Among Native Americans

Though not yet commonly found in restaurants throughout the country, traditional Native American dishes are gaining interest and support from the culinary world. Most recently, Chef Sean Sherman launched his Sioux Chef catering and food truck business in Minneapolis, Minnesota, which quickly gained popularity and launched a rebirth of Native foods there. What is Native… Continue Reading

Importance of Music in the Native American Culture

Importance of Music in the Native American Culture

Music is an important part of all cultures and Native Americans are no exception. They may not have spent their evenings listening to jazz or an electric guitar like some of our ancestors, but Native Americans have a storied history when it comes to their own unique hand-made instruments like drums, flutes and rattles. Here’s a… Continue Reading

Native Americans and Tattoos

Native Americans and Tattoos

We are intrigued with Native American culture and Native Americans’ connection with tattoos. Native American tattoos have always been rich in meaning and in artistry and they have helped shape the body art industry of today. What tattoos mean to Native Americans The Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) believed tattoos had healing powers and they would apply them… Continue Reading