Southwestern Native Americans & Their Jewelry
In the beginning of the 20th century, the U.S. government put the American Indian issues behind them and believed that Native Americans would assimilate into mainstream society and disappear as unique peoples. However, many Native American Tribes have strong cultural ties and have developed into society in their own unique way. They have and continue revitalizing their tribal governments, focusing on education, creating modern economies, obtaining legal rights, and are reviving their cultural traditions. They are working deligently to combine aspects of their traditional cultures with contemporary life without sacrificing the core of their identity. The Native American Indian peoples are a wonderful part of the American society today and a large part of this country's heritage, nowhere can this be observed as well as in the Southwest.
Southwestern America has a long standing reputation for hosting a great number of artists, and especially outstanding jewelers. Some of the most adored jewelers of the Southwest are the Native American Indian Jewelers. Native American Indian Jewelry has been made since the early times of the Anasazi, Inca, Aztecs and Myans. Below are some links to help you better understand Native American Jewelry.
Southwest Native American Facts - Indian Jewelry
Native American Facts - Tribe Specific
General Native American Silversmith Information:
A breif history of the origin of Native American Indian Jewelry, and more! We have taken the many books we have read about Southwestern Native American history and summed them up in brief for you.
Informational links on Hopi Indians, their Pueblo and the Southwestern Jewelry that they make.
Learn about Navajo Jewelry, Navajo Silversmiths, and how their jewelry shaped Native American jewelry today.
Navajo Native Americans and their Jewelry History:
The history of the Navajo Indians of Southwestern United States in brief. This article will help you to understand the origin of Navajo jewelry.
Santo Domingo Pueblo Info:
A brief history of the Santo Domingo Indians and how this famous Southwestern Native American Tribe start trade in the Southwest.
Santo Domingo Jewelry Info:
History and examples of Santo Domingo Indian Jewelry including many examples of their famous handmade beads.
Western Silver Information:
A brief history of famous Anglo and Hispanic artisans of the Southwestern United States and Mexico and their Jewelry.
Zuni Native American Jewelry:
History of the Zuni and their world famous Jewelry, including their famous inlay jewelry.
Learn More About Zuni Inlay, Needle Point and Petti Point Jewelry Facts
All about Zuni Native American Jewelry and Zuni Silversmiths
Chilchimbito Trading Post:
The purchase of the Chilchimbito Trading Post collection of Native American Antiquties and Old Pawn Jewelry.
Fort Defiance Trading Post:
The purchase of the Fort Defiance Trading Post collection of Native American Antiquties, Old Pawn Jewelry.
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