Honoring Women for Mother’s Day

Honoring Women for Mother’s Day

Families are preparing to celebrate the women in their lives and their contributions for Mother’s Day. Native Americans are no different. Native Americans are no strangers to showing appreciation to the women in their lives, especially mothers. Women played and continue to play an integral role in families and tribes. Women were not limited by… Continue Reading

The Native American Wedding Vase

The Native American Wedding Vase

Every culture has its own traditions and customs when it comes to weddings, and Native Americans are no different. One cherished tradition centers around a wedding item still used in Native American weddings today: the wedding vase. A Native American wedding vase is unlike any vase people generally think of. They are visually designed in… Continue Reading

Native American Artwork Headed to the Metropolitan Museum

Native American Artwork Headed to the Metropolitan Museum

The American wing of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York will soon add a type of art that has never been a part of the wing before: Native American artwork. Why did this historic addition take so long? Well, the answer isn’t necessarily a simple one. Historically, there has been a controversial debate… Continue Reading

What Horses Mean to Native American Culture

What Horses Mean to Native American Culture

When most people picture Native American tribes from years ago, they often envision tribal members in leather-fringed clothing riding horses bareback. However, horses were not always a part of Native American culture. Though horses date back centuries in in Native American culture, it wasn’t until after the Spanish brought horses from Europe that they revolutionized… Continue Reading

Supporting Native American Survivors of Domestic Violence

Supporting Native American Survivors of Domestic Violence

Help for Native American survivors of domestic and dating violence is just a phone call away thanks to a newly launched Native-centered helpline. Officially established in January, the Austin-based StrongHearts Native Helpline has actually been in the works since 2012 after the National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center and the National Domestic Violence Hotline saw the… Continue Reading

Importance of Beadwork in Native American Culture

Importance of Beadwork in Native American Culture

Native American beadwork is more than just colorful and visually appealing designs; it also represents a culture rich in symbolism and history. This art form dates back centuries and has evolved as time has gone on. However, it is still an important part of today’s Native American culture. Early beadwork was inspired by a tribe’s… Continue Reading

How to Recognize Authentic Native American Art

How to Recognize Authentic Native American Art

Native American art honors and preserves the rich cultures of Native American people. Those in the market for Native American art know the value in investing in and treasuring this type of art. It’s important to know how to recognize what is authentic and what is not. Whether the item is a sculpture, carving, doll,… Continue Reading