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    The Eagle Dance is performed by many Native American Indians as part of their ceremonies. However, the details of the dance will vary from tribe to tribe. Learn more

    Native American art and culture is a hugely diverse field. While non-Natives often conflate the various Native nations, due to their apparent similarities, it should be remembered that there has always been and continues to be vast differences between various Native groups. Learn more

    The pipe ceremony is a sacred ritual for connecting physical and spiritual worlds. “The pipe is a link between the earth and the sky,” explains White Deer of Autumn. Learn more [1st Pipe Ceremony by James Roderick]

    The “fallen sky stone” hidden in Mother Earth, has been valued by cultures for its beauty and reputed spiritual and life-giving qualities for over 7000 years. To the Native Americans, turquoise is life. Read more

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    Smudge feathers are used with burning sage, cedar or sweetgrass during ceremonies and cleansing. The smoke is gently fanned, using the feather, to purify mind, spirit and soul. Used in the home, it purifies and removes negative energy and brings good, positive spirits. This smudge feather is decorated with a beaded rosette of abalone shell and a deerskin fringe. 

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