Monthly Archives: October 2013

The Native American Smudging Ceremony

  Burning aromatic plants for spiritual enrichment is an important part of Native American culture and the tribal relationship with the spiritual world. Sage, one of the most common sacred herbs used in blessings, has the power to cleanse and heal, washing away bad influences from the body. Smoke burned from sacred plants is believed… Continue Reading

Native American Art and Artifacts at the Smoky Mountain Gift Show

    Armed with a handsome selection of Native American artifacts, Navajo Kachinas and pottery, Kachina House is pleased to once again be a part of the Smoky Mountain Gift Show in Gatlinburg Tennessee. Held at the Gatlinburg Convention Center from November 5 – 8, the gift show is closing in on 50 years of… Continue Reading

The Zuni Bear Fetish

  Last month, we wrote about Zuni fetishes and their representation of spiritual powers. North, South, East, West, above, and below are each associated with a special animal and color and assist the Zuni people during different periods of their lives. The Bear, associated with the Western direction as well as the color blue, provides… Continue Reading