Native American Pottery – Facts, Traditions & History

Native American Pottery – Facts, Traditions & History

Ancient Native American Pottery Native American pottery is a tradition based on functional necessity and identity. The first pieces of pottery made by the Native Americans can be dated back to about 4000 B.C. While many tend to associate Native American culture with what we now know as the American Southwest, that’s not where the… Continue Reading

Guide to Hopi Kachina Dolls

Guide to Hopi Kachina Dolls

The Hopi are a peaceful farming tribe who live in northeastern Arizona. On their 1.5 million-acre reservation that includes 12 villages and is home to more than nine thousand members of the tribe. People from outside the tribe use the word Kachina to describe the spirits that are central to the Hopi religion. The term is also used to describe the… Continue Reading

Horsehair Art: Native American Animal Figurines

Horsehair Art: Native American Animal Figurines

When it comes to renewing the relics of the past, Native American art seems to be at the top of the list. There’s such a uniqueness to this sector of art and to the Native Americans’ ability to utilize out-of-the-box thinking to create some timeless masterpieces brings enlightenment to today’s artists. While there were many different types… Continue Reading

How to Make a Native American Stone Tomahawk

How to Make a Native American Stone Tomahawk

  In the past, Native Americans were able to build impressive structures by using stone tomahawks. They made these tomahawks for centuries and used them as all-purpose tools for building, hunting, and protecting their homes and families. Several techniques were used by Native Americans to make these tomahawks. By following these steps, you can learn how to make a Native… Continue Reading

20 Zuni Fetishes and Their Meanings

20 Zuni Fetishes and Their Meanings

Steeped in history and significance, Zuni fetishes are presumed to boast magical powers that ward off evil, safeguard the mind and body, and protect against universal plights. It’s for this reason that American Indians regard fetishes with paramount importance. To properly honor fetishes the Zuni house them in sacred pots and pouches and sometimes adorn them with feathers, turquoise, and arrowheads… Continue Reading