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Halloween Is Almost Here!

Halloween Is Almost Here!

As the weather grows cool and the leaves begin to change color from cool green to fiery orange and red, it is obvious that fall is here to stay. October’s beginning brings with it the excitement of Halloween, as families begin carving pumpkins and decorating their homes for the holiday. Consider incorporating a Zuni fetish… Continue Reading

Learn More about the Talking Stick

Learn More about the Talking Stick

Used across Native American tribes for hundreds of years, the talking stick allows individuals to voice their opinions during council meetings and other major tribal events. Also used when teaching and sharing stories with children, the talking stick teaches that each opinion deserves the attention of everyone in the room and should be respected. The… Continue Reading

The Tomahawk and its Many Uses

The Tomahawk and its Many Uses

The tomahawk is a versatile tool that has been prized among Native Americans for hundreds of years. Stone axes have been used for thousands of years, and the word “tomahawk” was derived from the Algonquian words “tamahak” and “tamahakan.” The European introduction of iron and steel made the tomahawk an even more valuable tool, making… Continue Reading

Wuyak-kuita the Broadface Katsina

Every spiritual path has its protectors. The Puebloan belief system employs Katsinam to act as guards during ceremonies and as guides for mankind.   Dolls and figurines have always played a sacred role in spiritual and cultural ritual and ceremony. The Katsina doll isn’t a toy; rather it is a symbol of the Katsina that… Continue Reading