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]

National Museum of Native Americans: probably Lakota (Teton/Western Sioux) (attributed)  - Saddle blanket

National Museum of Native Americans: probably Lakota (Teton/Western Sioux) (attributed) - Saddle blanket

The Story of the Longest and Largest Forced Migration of Native Americans in American History The Indian Removal Act of 1830 was the culmination of the United States policy to force native populations

The Story of the Longest and Largest Forced Migration of Native Americans in American History The Indian Removal Act of 1830 was the culmination of the United States policy to force native populations

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

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