Native American beads were originally carved from shells, coral, turquoise and other stones. Glass beads were not part of the Indian crafts scene until the colonists brought them to the Americas from Europe 500 years ago and they quickly became part of American Indian culture. http://bit.ly/19Nu08C [Courtesy of Native Arts Trading]

Native American beads were originally carved from shells, coral, turquoise and other stones. Glass beads were not part of the Indian crafts scene until the colonists brought them to the Americas from Europe 500 years ago and they quickly became part of American Indian culture. http://bit.ly/19Nu08C [Courtesy of Native Arts Trading]

American Indian Art:Beadwork and Quillwork, A PLAINS QUILLED HIDE WAR SHIRT. Once Belonging to Sioux Chief RunsThe Enemy. c. 1880...

American Indian Art:Beadwork and Quillwork, A PLAINS QUILLED HIDE WAR SHIRT. Once Belonging to Sioux Chief RunsThe Enemy. c. 1880...

Anishinaabe outfit collected by Andrew Foster  ca. 1790  Fort Michilimackinac, Michigan  Birchbark, cotton, linen, wool, feathers, silk, silver brooches, porcupine quills, horsehair, hide, sinew  The Andrew Foster Collection

Anishinaabe outfit collected by Andrew Foster ca. 1790 Fort Michilimackinac, Michigan Birchbark, cotton, linen, wool, feathers, silk, silver brooches, porcupine quills, horsehair, hide, sinew The Andrew Foster Collection

Cree misko takiy (hide coat) ca. 1780–1820 Alberta, Canada Moose hide, paint, porcupine quill, hair 125 x 160 cm

Cree misko takiy (hide coat) ca. 1780–1820 Alberta, Canada Moose hide, paint, porcupine quill, hair 125 x 160 cm

Sioux Indian Clothing | American Indian Art:Beadwork and Quillwork, A SANTEE SIOUX PICTORIAL ...

Sioux Indian Clothing | American Indian Art:Beadwork and Quillwork, A SANTEE SIOUX PICTORIAL ...

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