10 Important Navajo Symbols and Their Meanings

10 Important Navajo Symbols and Their Meanings

Rooted in tradition, family, and pride, the Navajo are people who lead dedicated lifestyles. These Native American tribes are tethered to their beliefs, which is why they regard Navajo symbols with paramount importance.These Navajo symbols are visible in Navajo Etched Pottery, Navajo Kachina Dolls, Ceramic Jewelry and Keepsake Boxes, and other Navajo art. To get… Continue Reading

Symbolism and Origins of Modern Native American Turquoise Jewelry

Symbolism and Origins of Modern Native American Turquoise Jewelry

Intricate & Handcrafted Native American Turquoise Jewelry Turquoise jewelry means more to Native Americans of the Southwest than its mere aesthetic value. For many nations, turquoise is a sign of power and status. Native American turquoise jewelry as we know it originated when Spanish silversmiths brought the craft of blacksmithing to the region when they… Continue Reading

Types of Southwest Native American Pottery

Types of Southwest Native American Pottery

The Evolution of Southwest Native American Pottery When ancient settlers rooted themselves in the deepest pockets of present-day New Mexico, they brought their expert craftsmanship and magnificent artistry with them. The Puebloan, Hohokam, and Mogollon were some of the civilizations that conquered these Southwest regions, and their presence ushered in a new era of ingenuity.… Continue Reading

Navajo Thunderbird: Myth and Meaning of this Powerful Symbol

Navajo Thunderbird: Myth and Meaning of this Powerful Symbol

The Thunderbird is one of the best-known Native American symbols. Thunderbird is a frequent subject of Native American totems, jewelry, drawings and petroglyphs. What is the meaning of this ancient symbol? Thunderbird Is a Recognized Symbol The Thunderbird is central to Native American mythology. Thunderbird images appear in the artworks of Plains, Southwestern, Northeastern and… Continue Reading

The Eagle: Native American Symbols

The Eagle: Native American Symbols

One of the most symbolic creatures in the world is the eagle. It is associated with strength and power. Native Americans have a culture that is rooted in spirituality. This group communicates history and ideas through signs and symbols so that future generations remember the past. One of the most important symbols in this culture… Continue Reading