Category Archives: Native American Artifacts

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

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

How Knives Were Used in Native American Culture

How Knives Were Used in Native American Culture

Although many people think of knives as a simple, useful tool, in Native American culture, knives are much more. Knives were used in historical Native American Culture for a wide variety of purposes. Knives were used as weapons in Native American history through battles with other tribes, outsiders, and to defeat prey while hunting. Two… Continue Reading

A Look into Kachina House and other Sedona Attractions

A Look into Kachina House and other Sedona Attractions

Sedona, AZ has been voted one of the top three small-scale city “art destinations” in the United States. Sedona, blessed with breathtaking red rock landscapes, is full of history, culture, and canyons. Among the red rocks are a variety of shops and businesses that have created a town well-worth visiting. Kachina House, located in West Sedona,… 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

Basket Weaving’s Importance in Native American Culture

Basket Weaving’s Importance in Native American Culture

One of the oldest crafts in Native American cultures is basket weaving. Each tribe has its own specific methods and materials to create woven baskets. Basket weaving has played a crucial role in the lives of Native American people and still does today. The diversity in basket weavings techniques, materials, and colors make Native American… Continue Reading

Native American Breastplates: More than Just Physical Protection

Native American Breastplates: More than Just Physical Protection

Worn by Plains warriors for hundreds of years, breastplates are made from a variety of materials including bone hair-pipe, deer hide and glass beads. Originally used as protection against arrows and spears in battle, breastplates continued to by worn by Native Americans in battle even after bullets were introduced and they no longer provided physical… 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