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Q&A: Is it offensive to native americans if I wear feathers and have a dreamcatcher?

Question by T: Is it offensive to native americans if I wear feathers and have a dreamcatcher?
I think that Native American art and jewelry is beautiful! I love turquoise and feathers and the headdresses (but I wouldn’t wear one) and I saw this lady online (she wasn’t native american) and she wrote this essay thing on how disrespectful it is for people to wear feathers in their hair and wear moccasins if they arent indian..

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Answer by Haruka T
It may be (slightly) offensive to some.

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Want to buy some Native American art from a store, but how do I know if it was really made by Native American?

Question by sheila c: Want to buy some Native American art from a store, but how do I know if it was really made by Native American?

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Answer by GrapeApe33
Does it smell like tee pee…

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What native american tribe has a line going down their face in Seattle Washington?

Question by kiki: What native american tribe has a line going down their face in Seattle Washington?
I met a girl w a line tattooed going down of her face on her right eye and she was native american from Seattle. People from her tribe also have it but I don’t know which tribe. And I haven’t seen her since then

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Answer by Salish
She was full of SH*T. Probably some new-age creep.

I am a native american from the Suquamish Tribe. Chief Seattle came from us. And there are no tribes in our area that have face tattoos.

There are less than two million REAL native americans in the world. As in, those belonging to in-tact native american communities.

There are roughly 200,000,000 (two hundred million) people who CLAIM to be native american or “descended” from native americans. The vast majority of them are wrong, and less than 4% of them even have any native american ancestry.

When there are more liars and wish-full thinkers than the actual thing, people become severely confused. Next time a person claims to be native american, ask them what tribe they are enrolled in. If they do not know what enrolled means, they are not native.

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Q&A: Many native American tribes run casinos now. Was gambling part of their culture(s) before white men arrived?

Question by Terry Banto: Many native American tribes run casinos now. Was gambling part of their culture(s) before white men arrived?
Allowing native Americans to run casinos is an indirect way to allow them to collect reparations, right? For all the mistreatment their ancestors had to endure, and the destruction of their way of life on the North American continent, by the white people? Is there possibly a better way to pay reparations? Or did native Americans always approve of gambling (with furs, jewelry, land, women….whatever) before Europeans suddenly turned their world upside down in the 17th century?

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Answer by e w
Tobacco and marijuana was.

Running water, electricity, alcoholic beverages, venereal diseases, were not part of their culture, either.

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Native American Neckband Redo?

Question by Timothy: Native American Neckband Redo?
I am painting two sculptures of a native American man and woman. They both have jewelry on but I cant find any decent resources for AUTHENTIC jewelry/ neck ornaments to use as reference. There’s a neckband on the man with a large round, slightly concave angle to it. What colors go there. Silver and turquoise are dominant in most other paintings but which goes where?

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Answer by eldin
The ones you’ve seen were probably Navajo.
Navajo men tend to be excellent silversmiths (unsourced rumour, if you heard it from me, but I think it’s true).
In the U.S.American Southwest, turquoise is the most common stone to be considered semiprecious.
As for where it goes; the turquoise goes on the silver. Other than that it can be worn anywhere.

The colors and jewelry to use on the sculptures you’re painting, depends on the tribes they’re supposed to be from; probably also on the clans within those tribes, and their ranks within those tribes.

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Q&A: I am a native american (Cherokee) and I make beaded jewlery, where should I go to sell my items online?

Question by ShaynaG: I am a native american (Cherokee) and I make beaded jewlery, where should I go to sell my items online?

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Answer by Becc
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Q&A: Are there any stores in Austin that sell Native American jewelry?

Question by melissa: Are there any stores in Austin that sell Native American jewelry?
I am looking for Pendleton blankets and Turquoise jewelry.

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Answer by KangoTraveler
Hi!

There’s a store on Burnet called Turquoise Trading Post that has a pretty good selection of turquoise jewelry. They have a website but there doesn’t seem to be any jewelry listed on there–you will have to go in and see what is for sale.

6103 Burnet Road @ Koenig Lane Austin, Texas 512/323-5011

Trading Post Hours: 10am-6:30pm Monday-Thursday 10:00am-6:00pm Friday-Saturday noon-5:00pm Sunday

I love turquoise, too! Happy hunting!

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Who profits from the sale of Native American made jewelry and crafts?

Question by A. W: Who profits from the sale of Native American made jewelry and crafts?
I went to a Cherokee Nation festival in Pennsylvania recently and bought some jewelry from some Native vendors. There were some vendors who were — shall I just say, they didn’t seem to be indigenous Americans or any kind of person of color (but I could be wrong and they could have been full-blooded Lenape) — who were selling some gorgeous items at ridiculously high prices. They said their works came from the Southwest but their business was in Florida. I overheard them telling some other people of no-color that the proceeds go to some tribal something but my friend warned me that this vendor could be lying and to not believe it. They had some gorgeous pieces but I couldn’t afford any of them but I was also feeling some kind of way about these folk selling high-priced stuff at a pow-wow. If I were to purchase an expensive item, I would prefer to buy it directly from the Native artist him/herself.

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Answer by mike1942f
Every possible pathway from artist to buyer can exist for such stuff. If it makes you feel better, when I was in Flagstaff at a native rodeo and festival, I was looking at turquoise and silver jewelry which was beautiful and WAY out of my price range. The sellers obviously knew the value of their stuff.

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Native American Beaded Jewelry – Which Should I Choose?

Often times jewelry made from plain gold, silver or bronze can appear boring and give the impression of dullness. These same designs and carvings used in the jewelry years ago may quickly appear outdated and un-appealing especially when used with today’s modern clothing and fashion trends. To create a piece of jewelry that is more appealing to our senses we have to investigate the various pieces which are based upon the Native American beaded jewelry style.

Initially this style of jewelry construction made use of many natural materials found in nature such as shells, turquoise and coral. Stones, wood, amber and animal bones were often employed as materials for adornment by some North American tribes when crafting this kind of jewelry. These materials were used for several hundred years and proved to be durable and delightful for the wearer. Often times if these same jewelry pieces were used in modern design many people would find it amusing therefore in the modern Native American beaded jewelry design produced today you will find an abundance of fine seed beads in use.

Fine seed beads represent one of the Native American’s primary materials which are currently employed in these finely crafted pieces of beaded jewelry.

Due to the flexibility experienced by these beads to blend softly into the various styles of designs they have now become a valid part of most jewelry making today. It would be difficult to find a phase of jewelry making that does not use any of these excellent beads in its creation. You can readily find them in almost all kind of jewelry ranging from necklaces, bracelets as well as rings. The addition of beads to a jewelry design makes the item appear fancier and presents a modern appeal.

If you represent the modern generation who wants to show your appreciation to our American heritage and yet present a modern day look to your associate then you are a prime candidate for using the Native American beaded jewelry.

When you adorn yourself with this style of jewelry you will find that you are enjoying both traditional styles as well as modern designs. You are sure to be the envy of all those who you meet. This native American beaded jewelry is ideal for your everyday use whether you are planning on attending a business meeting, going to a school class or simply enjoying a night time celebration. Find out more tips and guide about native American beaded jewelry at http://nativeamericanjewelry.bestreferenceguide.com

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Traditional Native American Jewelry For Every Occasion

The appeal of Native American jewelry will forever be present
due to the amazing craftsmanship. Most are embellished with
the most desirable materials and are always trendy for every
season.

Jewelry will always be popular and with the current styles
and trends found in Native American inspired pieces, this
amazing jewelry can set the mood or tone for your whole
wardrobe.

Native Americans from the Atlantic to the Pacific used
unique and beautiful materials in creating jewelry. The
specific style for Native made jewelry is often times formed
from silver and intricate detailing of natural stone such as
turquoise. Its highly ornamental diversity is one of the
unique features of Native AMerican jewelry.

Enhancing the specialized look making the pieces some of the
most recognizable styles available today, the Europeans
contributed their ideas to the construction of traditional
Native American jewelry pieces.

Some of the prolific tribes of Native American Indians that
made impeccable jewelry can be included in the following.

Hopi – Their work with silver overlay is most known.

It
distinguishes their jewelry from others and are also known
for their focus on cultural designs, animal and nature, as
well as clan symbols as the signature of their work.

Navajo – The Navajo Indians used both abalone and white
shells to create beautiful kinds of jewelry. Today, they are
commercial commodities that are always appearing in
mainstream jewelry selections.

Pueblo – Shale, a form of red clay, was used by the Pueblo
Indians to create unique jewelry pieces. They are considered
as the masters of turquoise and created almost every possible
jewelry design with the use of this beautiful stone.

Zuni – The Zuni workmanship is highly regarded for its
intricate designs and the use of silver in lieu with
lapidary work. The Zuni Indians focused their designs on
stones and using silver as the main outline or frame for the
design to fit. Apart from the beautiful stones, they are also
very famous for their fetish animal, carved in precious
materials and used as adornments and jewelry.

Many of the materials used today for the making of Native
jewelry are found by the sea such as coral and spiny oyster.
Also used are precious stones including opal, lapis, and the
every famous turquoise. Silver is the metal of choice and
seems to connect these tribal people with the earth.

Jewelry crafted by Native Americans is known around the
world today. Even if they don’t actually specialize in
Native custom pieces, a quick look at most jewelry stores
and you will see items that are inspired by beautiful Native
American jewelry pieces.

By adding a single piece or many prized pieces to your
jewelry collection, you too can experience these amazing and
unique designs. Be sure you get an authentic Native American
hand crafted piece as there are many designs offered for sale
today.

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