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]

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 ...

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

Arapaho Leather Dress Dress-->Temporary-->Body Supplement-->Enclosure--> Combination Type--Both Preshaped and Suspended

Arapaho Leather Dress Dress-->Temporary-->Body Supplement-->Enclosure--> Combination Type--Both Preshaped and Suspended

Apache Girl's Ceremonial Two Piece Puberty Dress, 20th c., composed of beaded hide with long fringe, with steel studs, conchos, and tin cones, consisting of a top and skirt, along with a beaded cravat and a pair of beaded hide boots, Top- H.- 32 in., Skirt- H.- 32in.

Apache Girl's Ceremonial Two Piece Puberty Dress, 20th c., composed of beaded hide with long fringe, with steel studs, conchos, and tin cones, consisting of a top and skirt, along with a beaded cravat and a pair of beaded hide boots, Top- H.- 32 in., Skirt- H.- 32in.

Apache Girl's Ceremonial Two Piece Puberty Dress, 20th c., composed of beaded hide with long fringe, with steel studs and tin cones, consisting of a top and skirt, along with a beaded cravat, Top- H.- 30 in., Skirt- H.- 33 in.

Apache Girl's Ceremonial Two Piece Puberty Dress, 20th c., composed of beaded hide with long fringe, with steel studs and tin cones, consisting of a top and skirt, along with a beaded cravat, Top- H.- 30 in., Skirt- H.- 33 in.

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