Among the popular stones used in Native American jewelry of the Southwest are the black stones Onyx, Jet, and Apache Tear. All these stones polish to a shiny finish, and they are valued as protective, grounding stones.
While these can be difficult to tell apart, they are not the same stone. Continue reading
Native American culture fascinates so many of us, and we embrace it by adorning our homes with Native American blankets, wearing Navajo turquoise jewelry, and by reading stories and legends. But are any of these legends based on truth?
More specifically, is the legend of Hiawatha based on a real person? Continue reading
When it comes to stunning Native American jewelry, our merchandise here at Indian Traders is not just limited to traditional pieces like Native American bracelets, necklaces, and Hopi Indian jewelry. We also have a wide array of beautiful non-traditional Indian silver pieces from which to choose the ideal gift for yourself or another. Continue reading
There are many fascinating stories of Native Americans, and these foster our interest in their majestic culture and our love of Native American blankets, handicrafts, and jewelry.
One famous Native American is the man who is purported to have lived a staggering 137 years: Chief John Smith.
Who Was Chief John Smith? Continue reading
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
Some of the stunning Native American jewelry we offer at Indian Traders features Kokopelli. What does he symbolize?
Who is Kokopelli? Continue reading
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
Indian traders have a very wide array of stunning, authentic Native American jewelry, including necklaces and bracelets. We also have a beautiful showcase of finger rings.
A Snapshot of the History of Rings Continue reading
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
One iconic symbol featured heavily in our stunning Native American jewelry at Indian Traders is the Thunderbird.
The symbolism of the Thunderbird
The Thunderbird is a mythical creature of huge importance to the Native Americans of both the United States and Canada. Continue reading