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Museum Tour through Arizona

Museum Tour through Arizona

The best way to get your cultural fix of southwestern America is to take several days to travel the museum circuit. Here are a few stops you must make during your trip to learn about the unique tribal communities of Arizona. Pueblo Grande Museum and Archeological Park Pueblo Grande Museum sits proudly on one of… Continue Reading

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

What the Solar Eclipse Meant to Many Native Americans

What the Solar Eclipse Meant to Many Native Americans

On August 21, men, women and children gathered all over the country to watch the solar eclipse. While the eclipse was fascinating to most of us, it had a special significance for many Native Americans. Some Native Americans viewed it as a solemn occasion, some saw it as a cause for celebration and some did… 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