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Native Americans – Busting Some Myths and Stereotypes

Native Americans – Busting Some Myths and Stereotypes

There are many, many myths and old stereotypes attached to Native American history, culture, and Native Americans themselves. Many of these arose from the misunderstandings and biased narratives dating to the earliest pioneer days of European settlement in the North American continent, further pe...
Native American Blankets – Navajo Designs

Native American Blankets – Navajo Designs

Native American blankets are unrivalled in terms of quality craftsmanship and beauty. Full appreciation for these pieces of art requires some understanding of the blanket designs and their meanings. This article places a focus on the blanket weaving designs and techniques of the Navajo. The Navaj...
Native American Nations – The Comanche and Chief Quanah Parker

Native American Nations – The Comanche and Chief Quanah Parker

  Here we delve a little deeper into some of the facts about who the Native Americans are – specifically the Comanche, who were historically renowned by other Native Americans as the most warlike Native Tribe. Who are the Comanche? The Comanche are a Native American Tribe that traditionally inhab...
Why is Hopi Indian Silver Jewelry so Special?

Why is Hopi Indian Silver Jewelry so Special?

Indian Traders is delighted to showcase a vast catalogue of genuine Hopi Indian silver jewelry in our online store. We work directly with local Hopi silversmiths from the Hopi Reservation, and every sale on these unique pieces supports the Native American communities to which these artisans belon...
Navajo Chiefs Barboncito & Manuelito

Navajo Chiefs Barboncito & Manuelito

There have been many notable Native Americans in history, and among those most famous Navajo were Chiefs Barboncito and Manuelito. Barboncito was a highly respected Navajo (Dine) spiritual and political leader. Born around 1820 into the Coyote Pass People clan of Canyon de Chelly in Arizona, he w...
Native American Languages

Native American Languages

Just like the Native Americans themselves, and their beliefs, stories, traditions, Native American jewelry designs, and handicrafts, the languages of the American Indians are incredibly diverse and numerous. These languages are not remotely simple or primitive, and there is no single feature shar...
Bison Return to Tribal Lands

Bison Return to Tribal Lands

The last week of October 2021 saw some exciting, welcome news for the Chippewa Cree tribal community in Montana as 11 bison (buffalo) were returned to the tribal lands of the Rocky Boy Reservation. Hundreds of Chippewa Cree tribal members joyfully gathered and a local drum group played as the sma...
Navajo or Dine – Which is Correct?

Navajo or Dine – Which is Correct?

The Navajo Nation is the largest Native American nation in the USA. They are also known amongst themselves as the Dine, and the Navajo name has, at times, caused some controversy. The Navajo Nation has been known throughout the USA (and the world) by this name since 1969, before which it had been...
The Squash Blossom Necklace

The Squash Blossom Necklace

One of the most recognizable Native American necklace designs is the squash blossom. What does this traditional design represent? Worn by both men and women, Native American squash blossom necklaces are a chunky, bold, antique design crafted from silver and often featuring turquoise. The beads, w...