Category Archives: Native American Artwork

Native Americans and Totem Poles

Native Americans and Totem Poles

Native American tribes of the northwest coast, like the Haida, often built and carved totem poles as tall as 40 feet. What was the significance behind doing so? Totem poles were a sign of wealth Totem poles were built and placed outside homes to display families’ status, ancestry and social rank. They were a sign… 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 Artists Putting an End to Counterfeit Tribal Art

Native American Artists Putting an End to Counterfeit Tribal Art

Native American artwork is beautiful and unique and some people try to capitalize on its worth with illegitimate art. Recently, many Native American artists have taken a stand and come together to try to put a stop to the fake art that is being brought to market. The problem The Indian Arts and Crafts Act,… 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