Category Archives: Navajo

Navajo Ceremonial Masks and Their History in Native American Culture

Navajo Ceremonial Masks and Their History in Native American Culture

In Navajo history, masks represent the peoples’ interest in nature and spiritualism. With masks, tribe members are able to reveal their feelings and emotions toward particular things. When making them, Navajo people had the chance to demonstrate their creativity utilizing materials they could easily acquire, like wood, leather, feathers, and cloth. Using Navajo Masks Navajo artifacts like masks were worn during battle, shaman… Continue Reading

Honoring the Navajo Code Talkers

Honoring the Navajo Code Talkers

Throughout the course of the 20th century, code talkers played a huge role in the success of the U.S. military. Code talkers were military personnel who utilized obscure languages in order to communicate secret tactical messages during times of war. From the Cherokee code talkers who served alongside British soldiers during the Second Battle of… Continue Reading

The Native American Wedding Vase

The Native American Wedding Vase

Every culture has its own traditions and customs when it comes to weddings, and Native Americans are no different. One cherished tradition centers around a wedding item still used in Native American weddings today: the wedding vase. A Native American wedding vase is unlike any vase people generally think of. They are visually designed in… 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