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    Native American Dance Styles

    The acquisition of horses by the plains Indians in the early 18th century transformed the lives of most tribes between the Rockies and the Mississippi. Read more

    Native American cradle boards were traditionally used by Indian mothers as a safe place to hold their babies. Read more

    Purpose of Native American Face Paint

    Pow wow drums are Native instruments with a big voice for powwow or drumming circles. Beautiful native cedar makes these pow wow drums look fabulous with rustic western furniture and southwest decor. Read more

    Many of the pictures and images of Native Americans depict the Indians in full War Paint but many also painted their horses with powerful symbols. An Indian horse was often painted in preparation for battle. Learn more

    The oral tradition is very important to Native American cultures. Jewelry and pottery-making techniques are passed down from generation to generation by word of mouth from master to apprentice. Read more

    Meaning of the Bird Symbols 

    The Hopi Prophecy warns others about consequences of their actions and provides details of signs of changes to come. An ancient Hopi prophecy states, “When the Blue Star Kachina makes its appearance in the heavens, the Fifth World will emerge”. Read more

    The history of the Cherokees goes back at least 11,000 years in the southeastern United States, and they are considered one of the most advanced Native American nations. Read more

    Every since the Navajo Indians acquired the Churro sheep from the Spanish, sheep tending and weaving have been an integral part of Navajo culture. Beautiful, intricate patterns are the hallmark of Navajo rugs. Learn more

    The Sign Language of the Great Plains Indians is one of the first known sign language systems of North America. Read more

    The deer as messenger enlightens or teaches, particularly with regard to hunting and wildlife ethics. Read more of Native Americans and the Deer

    Native American Pueblo Pottery Art History

    Native Americans are known for their symbols. It is a great part of their tradition and culture. Different tribes use different symbols that hold special meaning particular to each of them. Read more

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