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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

History and Importance of Native American Dreamcatchers

History and Importance of Native American Dreamcatchers

Native American culture is full of history, legends, and traditions. We pride ourselves on offering items that reflect the rich cultures of Native Americans. A classic Native American item is the dreamcatcher. Many people are familiar with the dreamcatcher from a decorative standpoint, but fewer people are aware of the colorful history and the legend… Continue Reading

Role of the Butterfly in Native American Culture

Role of the Butterfly in Native American Culture

As we’ve discussed in previous blog posts, animals have been a focus of Native American culture since the beginning of time. Although we often associate animals such as deer, bear, and fox with Native American culture, insects have also played a role in many Native American myths. In fact, butterflies play a large role in… Continue Reading

The Art of Native American Sculpting and Carving

The Art of Native American Sculpting and Carving

At Kachina House we offer a variety of different carving arts. If you are interested in Native American culture, you’re probably aware of how important carvings are to the history of many Native American tribes. Carvings of wood, stone, and other materials, are a major art form in Native American culture and have a rich… Continue Reading