Leather is a durable and flexible material created by tanning animal skins. Tanning animal skins into leather is a process which alters the protein structure of the animal’s skin. Tanning can be performed by several different methods. At The Wandering Bull Native American Trading Post you will find several different leather types to choose from. Continue reading Leather Types
What Is Real Animal Sinew?
Sinew is a fibrous band of tissue also known as a tendon. Tendons connect muscles to bones in animals. These fibers have been used by many pre-industrial societies because they are strong and durable. Real animal sinew has unique properties which make it an excellent material for sewing and binding. It contains natural proteins that act like glue and it shrinks as it dries, so it doesn’t need to be knotted. Continue reading Real Animal Sinew and Imitation Sinew
2nd Annual Leonard E Bayrd Memorial Powwow and Toy Drive
The North Reading Moose Lodge has been gracious and generous enough to host a one day indoor Pow Wow/Toy Drive to benefit the children of the Penobscott Reservation in Maine. Every year the North Reading Moose Lodge works tirelessly to ensure that the children in need are able to enjoy a happy Christmas morning.
Admission is one unwrapped childrens toy
Featuring Split Feather Singers as the Host Drum
Deerskin Lacing for Native American Crafts
Deerskin lacing is great for Native American craft-making. You can use it for stringing and tying jewelry (chokers, bracelets and more), garment lacing, making fringe, braiding a headband, or wrapping a metal ring to make a dream catcher. These are just a few examples of uses for soft deerskin leather lace. Here at The Wandering Bull, we cut our own Top Grain Deerskin into Continue reading Deerskin Lacing & Lace Maker Tool
First Pow Wow- Middlesex Community College
Greater Lowell Indian Cultural Association in collaboration with Middlesex Community College present -First Pow Wow
an Educational experience for all people.
- Host drum : Black Thunder Singers
- Guest drum: Split Feather Singers
Middlesex Community College 591 Springs Road Bedford MA 01730 978-322-8407 www.middlesex.edu
Tradition tells us that we are responsible for the next seven generations. That is to say that we must protect and pass on our traditions intact, in a lasting way for future Native American Indian People and future generations. With this in mind, we teach not only our own people our ways and customs but also non-native peoples who we hope will better understand us and respect our culture.
Education is a powerful tool for all peoples.
Reproduction Comanche Outfit Based on one Worn by Quanah Parker
Quanah Parker was born in 1845 to a Comanche Indian Chief, Peta Nocona, and his white captive wife, Cynthia Anne Parker. Quanah became a strong and respected leader among the Comanches and other Southern Plains Native American tribes. He led the fight against European settlers in his territory. He also led his people in negotiations with whites when he realized that continuing to fight would only lead to the annihilation of his people.
In the 1980s, crafter Sam Cahoun created this reproduction of an outfit worn by Quanah Parker. The outfit consists of a Braintanned Leather Shirt, Braintanned Leather Leggings, a Breechcloth, a Bone Hairpipe Breastplate, and a Pair of Otter Hair Ties. You can see in the historical photos that Quanah would have also worn Moccasins and a Blanket and carried other accessories. Continue reading Reproduction Comanche Outfit
44th Annual Native American Powwow – Wollomonuppoag Council
Location: LaSallette Fairgrounds, 947 Park St in Attleboro, MA
Details: Native crafts, drumming, singing, dancing, storytelling, raffles, children’s activities. Seniors and Children under 12 FREE (requested donation of $2.00/person). Host Drum Split Feather Grand Entry 12:00 pm both days.
Contact: Laura 508-838-4478 or Barbara 508-680-6419 for more information or email@example.com
45th Annual Native American Powwow – Wollomonuppoag Council
Location: LaSallette Fairgrounds, 947 Park St in Attleboro, MA 02703
Time: Field opens at 10:00 am grand entry at 12:00 pm
Details: Join us for our 45th Annual Native American Powwow – Wollomonuppoag Council. Native crafts, drumming, singing, dancing, storytelling, raffles, children’s activities. Seniors and Children under 12 FREE (requested donation of $2.00/person). Host Drum Split Feather Grand Entry 12:00 pm both days.
Contact: 508-680-6354 for more information or firstname.lastname@example.org
Abenaki Heritage Weekend Powwow
Location: Mi-Te-Jo Campground 111 Mi-Te-Jo Road Milton NH 03851
Time: Grand Entry at 12 noon both days
Join us for our annual Abenaki Heritage Weekend Powwow, with Native American Dancing both days.
We will also have Native American Craft Vendor and Food will be available.
Host Drum: RezDogs
Guest Drums: Walking Bear Singers and Split Feather. Other drums TBA
MC: Gary Hayes
Contact: Alice Stevens 603-473-2746 email@example.com
Metis of Maine Powwow
Location: Yellow Feather Cultural Center 105 Gould Road Dayton ME
Time: Gates Open at 9:00 am Grand Entry at 12:00 pm
Details: Metis of Maine Bi-annual Gathering and Powwow.
- Host Drum – Split Feather Singers
- Flute music by Dail “dragonfly” Martin
- Story Telling by Ada Sirois
Everyone is Welcome!