What Is Hopi Silversmithing?

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The American Southwest, more specifically, northern Arizona is the focal point of Native American Hopi silversmithing

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Why Was the Crazy Horse Memorial Built?

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The Crazy Horse Memorial is a site in the Black Hills of South Dakota that includes a mountain sculpture, a cultural center and a museum

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How to identify a Handwoven Navajo Rug

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How to identify a Handwoven Navajo Rug

The Navajo are a very proud people that are skilled Artisans in the world of Textiles.

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The History of Colorado Indians

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Colorado was once dominated by Native American tribes. With many tribes calling the land that is now Colorado home at one time or another

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How to Make Wampum Beads

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How to Make Wampum Beads

Wampum beads were hand-made made from shells by Native Americans centuries ago.

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Mens Southern Fancy Dance at GON April 2013 – Video of the week

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Mens Southern Fancy Dance at GON April 2013 Gathering of Nations Powwow April 26-27, 2013

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Pow Wow Calendar Update – October 29, 2014

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Check the list below for the latest Pow Wows added to our calendar and ones coming up in the next couple of weeks! Plan your Pow Wow trips! Upcoming Pow …

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Manito Ahbee Pow Wow 2014

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Category Name Place Golden Age Mens Fancy / Grass Ivani Lonnechild 1 Golden Age Mens Fancy / Grass Royce King Bird 2 Golden Age Mens Fancy / …

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Meet The Natives That ‘Ain’t Afraid of No Ghost’!

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Meet The Natives That ‘Ain’t Afraid of No Ghost’!

One of my guilty pleasures is watching ghost shows on television. Ghost Adventures, Ghost Lab, Paranormal Home Inspectors, if there is a team of experts hunting for ghosts, I will …

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Awesome Idea for a Pumpkin Carving!

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Dave Thunes was looking for something unique to carve on his pumpkin and found inspiration from Jeffrey Veregge’s “The Bat”. Wow! Maybe I can try this trick out next year! …

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Navajo Nation Presidential Candidate Suspends Campaign Days…

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Navajo Nation Presidential Candidate Suspends Campaign

Days before Election Day, Chris Deschene’s campaign to become Navajo Nation president has officially gone into limbo.
Deschene, 43, made it onto the Nations ballot after receiving 19 percent of the vote — second to Dr. Joe Shirley Jr., a former Navajo president. But Navajo law requires that all presidential candidates speak the Navajo language fluently, and Deschene quickly came under fire when he was accused of not passing that test.

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Native voters must be prepared on election day Less than a week…

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Native voters must be prepared on election day

Less than a week to go until Election Day. It’s one thing to make the case that every American Indian and Alaska Native should vote. It’s another to make certain that the door to the voting booth is actually open and there is a ballot ready to go.
Across the country that’s the challenge.


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Worker at Puyallup Tribe’s casino gets wedding band…

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Worker at Puyallup Tribe’s casino gets wedding band…



Worker at Puyallup Tribe’s casino gets wedding band returned

An employee of the casino owned by the Puyallup Tribe of Washington got his wedding band back on Wednesday.
Pedro Panela, 79, lost the ring last week when he went to work at the Emerald Queen Casino & Hotel. He was heartbroken because he recently lost his wife to cancer.

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Tonight: Patricia Michaels Is Back! Designer Returns to…

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Tonight: Patricia Michaels Is Back! Designer Returns to ‘Project Runway’

Project Runway Season 13, which saw two Native designers make strong showings, is in the books—but for Native fans of the show, the fun isn’t over yet. Tonight—Thursday, October 30—at 9 PM eastern, a new season of Project Runway All-Stars gets underway, and Patricia Michaels, Taos Pueblo, is back to pit her skills and style against that of other show alumni.

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 Marcus Amerman’s Precise Beadwork Wins Fellowship On…

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 Marcus Amerman’s Precise Beadwork Wins Fellowship

On October 13, United States Artists announced the lineup of recipients of 2014 fellowships, and three of the 32 awards given out went to noted Natives in the arts: Beadworker Marcus Amerman, filmmaker Sydney Freeland, and poet Natalie Diaz. ICTMN correspondent Alex Jacobs contacted Amerman, Choctaw, long acknowledged as a master of “photo-beadalism” (note that two of the pictures in this gallery date from the Reagan administration), for his thoughts on the honor of being chosen as a USA Rasmuson Fellow.

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Pint-Size Rodeo Wranglers ‘Rodeo Up’ For a Day of Fun When it…

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Pint-Size Rodeo Wranglers ‘Rodeo Up’ For a Day of Fun

When it comes time to “rodeo-up,” not everyone gets invited to the Big Dance — those action-packed hotspots like the Indian National Finals Rodeo or the Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association. But the saddle stars of tomorrow have to start somewhere, and this year’s community-sponsored All Indian Junior Rodeo was a day-long rope-and-race-all-over-the-place with a cheering section that contained lots of relatives and family members.


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AMERIND Risk Offers Halloween Safety Tips for Indian…

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AMERIND Risk Offers Halloween Safety Tips for Indian Country

AMERIND Risk encourages everyone to prepare and take the necessary steps for a fun and safe Halloween. Make sure to educate your children on the dangers of fire, keep matches and lighters out of their reach and be sure to go over trick-or-treating safety tips early, even the day before.

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Battle of Punished Woman Fork For the Northern Cheyenne living…

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Battle of Punished Woman Fork

For the Northern Cheyenne living on the Cheyenne-Arapaho reservation in Indian Territory (Oklahoma), 1878 was a year of misery and despair. Their meager rations had been cut to three-quarters; malaria and dysentery were rampant.
Chiefs Little Wolf and Dull Knife knew they needed to lead their people home to the Yellowstone River region of Montana. The agents at Red Cloud, Nebraska promised, when they forced the Indians to relocate to Oklahoma, that they could return to their homeland if they didn’t like it farther south.

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White River War The White River War, also known as the Ute War,…

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White River War

The White River War, also known as the Ute War, or the Ute Campaign, was fought between the White River Utes and the United States Army in 1879, resulting in the forced removal of the White River Utes and the Uncompahgre Utes from Colorado, and the reduction in the Southern Utes’ land holdings within Colorado. The war signalled the final defeat of the Utes and opened millions of new acreage to settlement

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Cherokee Indians Weaving Techniques Although the Cherokee…

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Cherokee Indians Weaving Techniques

Although the Cherokee Indians are mostly known for their intricate double-wall basket weaving techniques, textile weaving was an important part of traditional life and exists as an art form today. Because of the humid forests of the Southeast where the Cherokee originated, few examples of antique textiles still exist; however, in the 1940s, weaving halls were established in Oklahoma and the tradition has lived on passed down through generations of Cherokee women.


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Victorio’s War (1879–1880) Victorio’s War, or the Victorio…

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Victorio’s War (1879–1880)
Victorio’s War, or the Victorio…



Victorio’s War (1879–1880)

Victorio’s War, or the Victorio Campaign, was an armed conflict between the Apache followers of Chief Victorio, the United States, and Mexico beginning in September 1879. Following his escape from the San Carlos Indian Reservation in southeastern Arizona, Victorio led a guerrilla war across the Southwest and northern Mexico. Many engagements were fought until the Mexican Army killed Victorio and defeated his warriors in October 1880. After Victorio’s death, Chief Nana continued the war into 1881. Following the Battle of Cibecue Creek, in August 1881, Nana and his band joined

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An Apache Legend of The Origin of Animals http://bit.ly/102cKFV 

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An Apache Legend of The Origin of Animals http://bit.ly/102cKFV 

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One of the first type of beads that were made were bone beads….

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One of the first type of beads that were made were bone beads. These beads are made from actual bones which are shaped and threaded to use in decorating. http://bit.ly/TZVpMu

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Artisans from the Navajo, Zuni, Hopi and Santo Domingo tribes…

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Artisans from the Navajo, Zuni, Hopi and Santo Domingo tribes have gained a worldwide reputation for their unique jewelry. http://bit.ly/Ue3sre

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For thousands of years, American Indian tribes have manufactured…

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For thousands of years, American Indian tribes have manufactured beads, stringing them into colorful and elaborate patterns on clothing, jewelry, belts, bags and headbands. http://bit.ly/1DsaoBs

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