Indian Country Traditions

Craftwork 2, Pottery and Preservation, Advanced Research in Santa Fe, New Mexico
The Indian Arts Research Center located at the School for Advanced Research in Santa Fe, New Mexico is home to 12,000 items of southwest Native American art. The is... Read More
Sarah Agaton Howes, Jingle Dress, Ceraftwork 2, Indian Country magazine issue #3

Sew Good

Sarah Agaton Howes has come a long way since her early days of selling her handmade earrings in parking lots.“It’s hard to make a living that way,” she with... Read More
Every Part Of, Cattails, issue #3
Every summer, cattails rise from their winter slumber to stand sentry around the nation’s marshlands, waterways and ponds. Tall and distinctive with their cylindrical seedpods (hence, the name they... Read More


The Aaniiih tribe’s worldview is embedded in its language, explains Sean Chandler Ph.D., interim academic dean at Aaniiih Nakoda College on the Ft. Belknap Reservation in Harlem, Montana. worldview,... Read More


Many tribal cultures used various forms of balm, lotions or salve to protect their skin from strong rays of the sun, a startling innovation for many Europeans. The used... Read More
Seneca Nation's Ann. Marvin “Joe” Curry Veterans Pow Wow in Salamanca, N.Y., July 17-19_ young dancer smiles as participates in teen smoke dance.
Pow wow culture has given us a plethora of Native social dance styles, such as the Fancy Dance, Grass Dance and Jingle Dress Dance, as well as other dance... Read More
Iroquois Commission with Deskaheh in front of the Athénée Palace, Geneva, 1923.
Levi General, the legendary Cayuga-Oneida leader and political activist born in 1873, came to prominence during a period when the Canadian government made several bids to erode the and... Read More
Covering more than 26 square miles, Akwesasne is the largest Mohawk nation (Kanien'kehá:ka) community and land-holding. The territory straddles the invisible line between the United States (New York) Canada... Read More
Dina Gilio-Whitaker (author, Research Associate at the Center for World Indigenous Studies) Ruth Hopkins, (biologist, writer and judge), Shanna Ketchum-Heap of Birds (art historian, essayist, doctoral candidate) and Whiteman... Read More

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