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Continuing from ourlast post, here are more types of traditional Native American dwellings… Wigwams Similar in appearance to the teepee, the wigwam was particular to the American Indians of the Northeast USA and Canada, especially the Algonquin Indians and the Wampanoag. The word “wigwam” transla...
Native Americans are traditionally very spiritual people, and most tribes revere “The Great Spirit”. This is an English translation of The Creator, a deity or “God”. Native American culture to this day honors and is mindful of The Great Spirit, and Native American blankets like the Pendleton...
Christmas is a European religious custom which has seeped into the wider cultural and secular landscape. As such, you might wonder whether Native Americans observe or celebrate Christmas? Do Native Americans Celebrate Christmas? The fact is that many American Indians in the USA do celebrate Chris...

Winter is Here!

Winter is here! It’s time to get cozy and snuggle in for a few cooler (or cold!) months, and there is nothing better than authentic, top quality Native American blankets and apparel to make you feel and look great during the chilly season. Indian Traders has a vast range of merchandise which is p...

Bison and the Native Americans

Bison, the national mammal of the USA, have roamed the North American continent for at least eleven thousand years, originally in a tract which extended via rich grasslands from Alaska to the Gulf of Mexico and throughout most of what is now the continental United States. These are the heaviest l...
One enduring image we collectively have of Native American people is their long hair. Even to this day, many American Indians, Mexican Indians, and Canadian First Nations People choose to keep their hair long. (So do many other ancient cultures, including the native Sami of Finland and Sikhs). Th...
Amongst our vast range of Native American blankets from Pendleton, we carry some stunning saddle blankets. Saddle blankets have been used for hundreds of years - to absorb sweat, to cushion saddles, and to protect the backs of horses when they were ridden or carried loads. Over the last few hundr...
There are numerous Native American blankets created by Pendleton which honor certain aspects of American Indian history. One collection which does this is that honoring Chief Joseph, who was renowned for his strength of purpose, counsel, and commitment to his peoples’ old ways. Who Was Chief Jose...
One of the most famous photographers of Native Americans at the turn of the twentieth century was Frank Rinehart. He was renowned for capturing the personality and culture of the Native Americans of the USA, from their dress to their Native American jewelry to their lifestyle, and particularly fo...