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Site of the month
These are the sites we've selected as our featured site of the month. We encourage you to give them a look. We've seen many, many websites and these rise far above the average.
Located on the Warm Springs reservation of the Wasco and Paiute Native American Tribes, the Museum at Warm Springs in Central Oregon preservse, advances and sharse the knowledge of the cultural, traditional and artistic heritage of the Confederated Tribes. Collections inclulde baskets, beaded bags and tribal treasures.
Native American digital marketing service offers web development, consulting and social media marketing.
The flint deposit at Flint Ridge was an important mine and resource for local native American populations over many years. An excavated pit can be seen in the museum here. Flint Ridge, Ohio.
Coastal Chumash artist Steven Saffold offers for sale obsidian arrowheads and knives and beaded pouches. Very interesting items and someone keeping traditions alive. And if that is not enough, they turned me on to the Coastal Chumash. Check out the cool swordfish knife. Goleta, CA.
The Native American Music Awards are a significant achievement for any artist and the awards ceremony showcases the most exciting native musicians and talent of the day. The soundtrack on the site alone is worth the visit.
Native Knowledge Harvest is a woman-owned, Native American owned business based in Oklahoma City. It offers software management tools for tribal government and casino management, with compliancy tools especially important in the gaming industry.
Tumbleweeds Jewelry is a New Jersey based firm specializing in Native American produced jewelry, particularly silver and stone jewelry from Navajo, Hopi, Zuni and Santo Domingo artists. The pieces they carry show an attention to quality and strong creativity and production skills on the part of the artists. They were very generous in sharing photos. See more examples of the kinds of products they make available below.
This piece pictured is a handmade Zuni SunFace Spinner Bracelet by Zuni master artist, Don Dewa. The sunface in the center of the bracelet spins. It is inlaid with a different design on each side. The channel inlay incorporates genuine turquoise, coral, black onyx & MOP. Don Dewa is renowned for his signature spinner jewelry.
This is a top-quality sterling silver and turquoise bracelet, created by Navajo silversmith, Kirk Smith. Kirk Smith was a student of the late master silversmith Harry Morgan. This bracelet has five large natural Kingman turquoise stones surrounded by red ox blood coral cabochons.
Silver and turquoise thuncderbird necklace. This necklace is an updated version of the old Santo Domingo “Depression” necklaces. During the 1920's and 1930's, quality materials were scarce, the Santo Domingo Indians used whatever materials were available to make these necklaces - materials such as broken Bakelite shards, gypsum, colored plastic from combs, pails or restaurant spoons and forks, crushed turquoise chips, while old phonograph records or car battery casings were used as the backing material. These necklaces were sold to tourists along the highway or at RR stops for as little as 1–dollar during the Great Depression.
Vintage pawn navajo turquoise box bow squash blossom necklace. Old Native American Navajo handcrafted silver and natural turquoise box–bow squash blossom necklace with horseshoe naja, circa 1940–50's. According to the attached pawn ticket, the necklace was pawned in 1952, and the pawn ticket calls this necklace a “Spirit Squash”.
I owe Beth Traviss of Beth's Powwow Threads such a debt of gratitude. I had let myself get busy and my attention wandered away from Go Native American, a website and directory into which I have poured many hours of effort but here it was languising when Beth sent me a request that I add her Powwow Regalia business to the directory. Of course I added her to the arts and crafts section but I also let her know how hard it is for me to get good photos for this site - and let's face it, a long bunch of unbroken text on a website is deadly dull. Thanks Beth for sending along this photo of the Mohawk Duck Dance in Kingston, Ontario. Beth made both the blue and white fancy shawl dance style regalia at the focal point of the picture and the black with white and blue regalia. Great work Beth and my best wishes for the success of your business.
The second picture shows two girls lining up for the grand entry of a powwow. The girl on the right is wearing a blue shawl made by Beth Traviss, incorporating the four direction woman design, a design she created the major color themes of the shawl are the royal blue of the main body of the shawl and the white, red, black and yellow of the design and the fringe. Both photos copyright Beth's Powwow Threads, used by permission.
Russell Means made a compelling case for the Republic of Lakotah at the Freedom Rally, April 15, 2008 on the west lawn of the Capitol in Washington DC. Check it out. See the photos we took on our page reporting on Russell Means and Ron Paul at the Freedom Rally.
Buffy Saint&ndah;Marie was working for peace and justice in the sixties and continues to work for peace today, in her sixties. She won an Academy Award in 1982 for her song Up Where We Belong but on the day I saw her, greeting the Veterans for Peace on their march on the 5th anniversary of the invasion of Iraq, in front of the National Museum of the American Indian, she sang Universal Soldier, the peace song of the Viet Nam war era that got her blacklisted from perforiming at most venues in the United States by President Lyndon Johnson (the photo shown here was taken that day, March 19, at this event). She was named a spokesperson of the United Nations Education, Social and Cultural Organization. Her site includes discography and photos of her in performances throughout her career.
Senator Jim Webb of Virginia endorsed a House-passed bill to grant federal recognition to six Indian tribes in Virginia. He urged the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs to approve the Thomasina E. Jordan Indian Tribes of Virginia Federal Recognition Act of 2007 (H.R. 1294), which the House of Representatives approved overwhelmingly in May. The bill, while a gain for the six tribes, the Chickahominy Tribe; the Chickahominy Indian Tribe – Eastern Division; the Upper Mattaponi Tribe; the Rappahannock Tribe, Inc.; the Monacan Indian Nation; and the Nansemond Indian Tribe, bypasses the normal Bureau of Indian Affairs procedures which would likely make it impossible for some or all of these tribes to gain federal recognition. The Bureau's requirements include geneological documentation, which was systematically destroyed by a racist white supremacist who ran Virginia's Bureau of Vital Statistics from 1912 to 1946 when he reclassified Virginia's known indians as mulattos or as negros. One somewhat controversial provision of the bill is that it would strip from the recognized tribes the right to engage in gaming as a tribal industry.
Owl Tipi, operated by Harvey and Monka Zephier, offers carved and painted horn and bone jewelry with traditional and modern motifs. In addition to jewelry, Owl Tipi offers hand made drums, parfleche boxes, dolls, and hoops. Dupree, South Dakota.
The National Powwow is held every other year and is sponsored by the Smithsonian Instution National Museum of the American Indian.
The National Powwow in Washington DC, August 10-12 was definitely the site to be at for a great time and to learn a lot about Native America's living culture. We were able to learn a great deal about the grass dance and the fancy dance.
The Washington Post
Feature article highlights sites on the Virginia Indian Heritage Trail. Introduces leaders in a movement to reeducate both Virginia's native American population and the entire state about its six recognized tribes, especially focusing on the Monacan and Pamunkey. Article also has Lsrge graphic with the 24 sites of the Virginia Indian Heritage Trail.
The Peabody Essex Museum
The Peabody Essex Museum has two wonderful photo resource of pieces from their collection of Native American Art. In the ARTScape viewer, you'll need to select Native American Art from the list. It is a cool viewer with a large selection of images across a range of arts and craftwork, and indexes explaining item origins. The 164 items displayed from the Native American collection includes pipes, pouches, moccasins, vessels and other items, mostly from the 19th century. The page in the main museum site also has super photos of Native American Arts.
Yellow Bird Productions is an Apache family of experienced professionals. They perform for many groups while also explaining a conscientious approach to preserving their people's ways and protecting its holy traditions.
Yellow Bird Indian Dancers have wonderful photography on their website. They demonstrate commitment to keeping their ancient ways alive, of finding ways to preserver their cultural identity while sharing its beauty with the outside world, and of creating a viable business entity as well. For all these reasons we' selected Yellow Bird Indian Dancers as our Go Native American website of the month.