Native American Photography – Gertrude Kasebier

Native American jewelry has a long and rich history steeped in tradition, and it’s fascinating to see how it looked more than a century ago through stunning vintage photographs of American Indians before white colonization completely changed their landscape.

One renowned photographer of Native Americans last century and prior was Gertrude Kasebier. Continue reading

Native American Photography – Edward Curtis

Native American culture is reflected in so many art forms, including Native American jewelry, Pendleton blankets, stories, dance, legends, and photographic images.

Some of the most captivating images of these magnificent peoples are the early photographs of Native Americans taken in the late 1800s and early 1900s across the USA. Perhaps the most famous of these photographers was Edward S. Curtis. Continue reading

The New Mexico Pueblos: A Short Snapshot

The Pueblo are Native American tribal nations who live in Pueblos and are descended from the Anasazi. With a long tradition of farming and craftsmanship including Native American jewelry, they have traditionally lived in adobe villages in the southwest for more than one thousand years.

What is a Pueblo? Continue reading

Shop for Christmas at Indian Traders!

While some people are on top of their Christmas shopping months before, many of us are “last-minute” shoppers. Are you still pondering the perfect gift? Indian Traders has fantastic gift ideas for those you love! From Native American Turquoise Jewelry to Bronze Statues, Pendleton Blankets, and Apparel, and much more, we have the perfect gift in our store, ready for purchase to be shipped to you! Continue reading

Beyond Turquoise: Other Stones used in SW Native American Jewelry

Here at Indian Traders, we offer a very wide array of Native American jewelry including stunning pieces incorporating turquoise. Turquoise may be the most renowned stone used in the authentic jewelry created by the American Indians of the southwest, however there are many other semi-precious stones widely used as well and often paired with turquoise to magnificent effect. Continue reading