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What Were American Indian Trade Blankets?

What Were American Indian Trade Blankets?

Pendleton blankets are renowned across the USA and internationally for their exceptional quality and unique, vibrant designs. Every woolen blanket tells a unique story and, cared for correctly, will endure for generations to come. These blankets are synonymous with Native Americans, and they orig...
A Short History of Zuni Jewelry

A Short History of Zuni Jewelry

The Zuni reservation extends across almost half a million acres of scenic high desert in New Mexico, to the west of Alberquerque and south of Gallup. Among our large and diverse catalog of Native American jewelry we offer here at Indian Traders, we have a stunning selection of genuine pieces hand...
Indian Traders: Native American Jewelry - Artist Spotlight

Indian Traders: Native American Jewelry - Artist Spotlight

We are incredibly proud of our collection of genuine Native American jewelry at Indian Traders. Our diverse range of pieces has been handcrafted by authentic Native silversmiths and artisans, including Navajo, Zuni, and Hopi men and women. These talented artists use traditional practices, motifs,...
Native American Tribal Customs: The New Year

Native American Tribal Customs: The New Year

New Year: a time for saying goodbye to the old, welcoming the new, and setting positive intentions. For most of us,  December 31st and January 1st bring the close of one year and the beginning of the next. Many others throughout the world, however, observe the year and its landmark moments differ...
What is White Buffalo?

What is White Buffalo?

Have you heard of White Buffalo “Turquoise”? This stunning and rare stone features in a small selection of our Native American necklaces, bracelets, and rings here at Indian Traders – but it is not actually “turquoise” at all! What is White Buffalo? Resembling turquoise with its black webbing pa...
Native American History – “Two Spirit” People

Native American History – “Two Spirit” People

The Native American peoples have incredibly diverse cultural customs, traditions, and beliefs depending on their Tribal affiliations. Historically noted amongst many (but not all) tribes across North America was the recognition and reverence of people who did not conform to traditional gender rol...
Glossary of Terms Used for Native American Jewelry PART 2: L-Z

Glossary of Terms Used for Native American Jewelry PART 2: L-Z

Here we continue our helpful glossary of terms commonly used in reference to Native American jewelry… LAPIS LAZULI – also known as Lazurite, this deep blue (sometimes tending to indigo) semi-precious stone has been valued worldwide and is especially noted in ancient Egyptian archaeological finds....
Glossary of Terms Used for Native American Jewelry PART 1: A-K

Glossary of Terms Used for Native American Jewelry PART 1: A-K

Native American jewelry is distinctive and unique, and beloved by people from all backgrounds all over the USA and beyond. It is amongst the most popular and prized mementos sought by vacationers, especially in the southwest, and is worn and treasured by men and women all over the world. When you...
Product Showcase – Pendleton Towels

Product Showcase – Pendleton Towels

One of the more recent additions to our product catalogue at Indian Traders is our collection of Pendleton Oversize Spa Towels. Historically renowned for beautifully crafted Indian Trade Native American blankets, Pendleton has come a long way in a century and a half, and its diverse product catal...