Celebrating the National Park Service’s Centennial Year

Celebrating the National Park Service’s Centennial Year

With the National Park Service having turned 100 years old on August 25, 2016, Kachina House would like to take some time to recognize and appreciate the beautiful monuments that this program has worked ceaselessly to preserve for the generations to come. There is so much incredible Native American history which has been established in… Continue Reading

Storing Your Native American-Made Jewelry

Storing Your Native American-Made Jewelry

Since we recently discussed Native American jewelry – the meaningful turquoise stone in particular – we thought it only fitting to also talk about Native American jewelry and keepsake boxes. Carved, etched and handbuilt from an array of region-specific materials, they are perfect for storing your rings, earrings and necklaces (along with an endless assortment… Continue Reading

A History of Native American Flutes

A History of Native American Flutes

A beautiful handmade instrument used in ceremonies, celebrations and courtships, the Native American flute has origins that reach back thousands of years. Although this wind instrument’s exact history is unknown, it is believed to be the third oldest musical instrument, following the creation of drums and rattles. The oldest versions discovered by archaeologists to date… Continue Reading

The Many Uses for Native American Knives

The Many Uses for Native American Knives

Versatile tools used for hunting, throwing, preparing food and crafting goods, knives were carried by men and women alike. Knives played an important role in daily life, and the earliest versions were made from sharpened stone. Later, bone, copper and antler were also used. Such an important tool was made with great care and detail,… Continue Reading

A Brief History of Native American Bolo Ties

A Brief History of Native American Bolo Ties

Worn across the Western United States since the early 1900s, bolo ties began as a Native American accessory before becoming the recognizable and well-loved state neckwear of Arizona, Texas and New Mexico. Throughout the years, they have been called many names including slide ties, cowboy ties, gaucho ties and neck ropes. Although historians and enthusiasts… Continue Reading