Category Archives: Native American Jewelry

Articles about Native American Jewelry and the artists who create it.

Plimoth Patuxet

Plimoth Patuxet: Acknowledging the First Native Americans the Pilgrims Encountered

Among the many things 2020 will be remembered for, one stands in a positive light. This year the living history museum, Plimoth Plantation, is changing its name to better reflect the true history of the land on which it stands.

It is timely, as this is 400 years since the European Pilgrims landed for the first time off the Mayflower in 1620 in Massachusetts.

The final name has not yet been finalized, however, in the interim, it will be known as Plimoth Patuxet.

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Turning Eagle, Lower Brule Sioux.

Native American Vintage Photography – Frank Rinehart

One of the most famous photographers of Native Americans at the turn of the twentieth century was Frank Rinehart. He was renowned for capturing the personality and culture of the Native Americans of the USA, from their dress to their Native American jewelry to their lifestyle, and particularly for his photographs of delegates and leaders at the 1898 Indian Congress in Omaha. Continue reading

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