Moccasins Northern Plains Style Women’s

Moccasins Northern Plains Women

Women’s Northern Plains Style Moccasins

These Moccasins Northern Plains Style Women’s are ready to wear!  The crafter made them with Braintanned Deerskin Leather.  She sewed them together with sinew.  For the soles, she used Bison hide.  She used lazy stitch to create a simple beaded design on the vamps and around the bottom of the moccasins.  The design features White, Light Blue and Yellow Seed Beads.   These moccasins come with stand up cuffs and Braintanned Deerskin Leather Lacing ties.

These women’s moccasins measure 9.5 inches long and 3.5 inches wide on the sole.  They stand about 3.5 inches high.  The crafter says they are a women’s size 7.5.  They are new and ready to wear! One of a Kind!

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Read the Denver Art Museum Leaflet North American Plains Indians Hide Dressing and Bead Sewing Techniques

Watch our YouTube Video on How to Make Eastern Woodlands Moccasins

 

Pattern – Plume Indian Women’s Accessories

Pattern - Plume Indian Women's Accessories

Women’s Native American Accessories Pattern

You will find patterns for a variety of accessories in our Plume Women’s Leather Accessories Patterns. Native American women used accessories like these for their everyday activities. They expressed their tribal affiliations through the decorations they added to the items.  We recommend that you research the decorating styles for the tribe you wish to design for.

This pack includes pattern for the following:

  • Tobacco Pouch
  • Mirror Pouch
  • Ration Card Bag
  • Fringed Bag
  • Side Fringed Bag
  • Knife Sheath
  • Scissors Pouch
  • Awl Case

Most of these require small amounts of leather, up to 12.5″ x 10″.  The Knife Sheath and the Awl Case also need a piece of Rawhide measuring 5″ x 8″ or 9″ as a lining. You may use lightweight Deerskin Leather Splits for some of these items. For some items, like the Knife Sheath, you may choose to use Cowhide Strap Leather. If you wish to add fringe, please purchase additional Leather for that.

Native Americans often decorated these accessories with Seed Beads, Porcupine Quills, Leather Fringe, Metal Cones, Wool Fabric, Deer Hair and more.

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Breastplate Women’s Blue

Breastplate Women's Blue

Women’s Hairpipe Breastplate with Blue Crow Beads

Make this Breastplate Women’s Blue your favorite accessory! Master Craftsman Andy Bullock made this Breastplate with 3 inch long Bone Hairpipe in three tiers. He separated each tier with Brown Strap Leather Spacers. Brass Beads and bright Blue Crow Beads line both ends of each section.   6 inch long White Braintanned Deerskin Leather Lacing fringe topped with antique Feather Trade Beads hangs from the bottom.  The White Braintanned Deerskin Leather Lacing at the top sports more Brass Beads and  bright Blue Crow Beads.

This Women’s Breastplate  measures 17 inches long not including the 6 inches of fringe. It measures 4 inches wide.     You can adjust how it hangs with the White Braintanned Deerskin Leather Lacing at the top.  One of a Kind!

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Women’s Chemise

Women's Chemise

Muslin Women’s Chemise

We offer this historically accurate Women’s Chemise for Living History Re-enactors. Women would wear a chemise as an undergarment underneath their gown or robe.

Our seamstress makes our Chemises with lightweight bleached muslin for comfort and wear.  It features 3/4 length sleeves and ruffles around the neckline. You will find the loose fitting breathable fabric very comfortable to wear. Styles may vary from photo.

We sell our Chemises in four sizes: Small, Medium, Large and X Large.  The Large Chemise has the following measurements: 19.25″ across the shoulder, 14″ long sleeve, 9″ neck opening, 41″ long overall.

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Native Women Changing Their Worlds

Native Women Changing Their Worlds

Native Women Changing Their Worlds

By Patricia J. Cutright. Softcover. 117 pgs.

This book is part of the Native Trailblazers Series for young adults.  It features twelve Native American and First Nation women who have overcome hardships to become active in science, education, politics and community activism. Read about United States Representatives, scientists, community activists and more!    This timely publication shares both hope and gratitude with regards to women’s abilities to make an impact on their culture and the world.

Black & White Photographs.

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Breastplate Women’s with Antique Trade Beads

Breastplate Women's with Antique Trade Beads

Women’s Hairpipe Breastplate with Antique Trade Beads

This Women’s Breastplate is loaded with antique Trade Beads! Master Craftsman Andy Bullock made this Breastplate with 2.5″ and 3″ Bone Hairpipe. He separated each tier with Saddle Strap Leather Spacers. White Center Cranberry Red Crow Beads line both ends of each section. At the center, Andy attached a 1″ Conch Shell Concho  with White Braintanned Deerskin Leather Lacing drops strung with Reproduction Pony Trader Blue and Greasy Yellow Pony Beads and two Feather design antique Trade Beads.   7″ long White Braintanned Deerskin Leather Lacing fringe  strung with a variety of antique Trade Beads hangs from the bottom.  The White Braintanned Deerskin Leather Lacing at the top sports Brass Beads and antique striped Chevron Beads.

This Women’s Breastplate measures 20″ long overall. It measures 4.5″ wide. You can adjust how it hangs with the White Braintanned Deerskin Leather Lacing at the top.  One of a Kind!

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Moccasins Antique Women’s Hopi Style

Moccasins Antique Women's Hopi Style

Moccasins Antique Women’s Hopi Style

Make these Antique Hopi Style Moccasins a centerpiece of your collection!  Traditional Hopi Women’s Moccasins feature strips of Braintanned Deerskin that wrap around the calves.  These Moccasins have brown suede vamps and Braintanned Deerskin strips.  The soles are Rawhide.  Handmade Silver Buttons hold the strips. (There are 3 on one and 2 on the other).

These Moccasins stand about 14″ tall.  The foot measures 9.75″ long x 4.5″ wide.  A previous owner wore them.  We are selling them as a collectible.

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Sacred Beauty : Quillwork of the Plains Women

Sacred Beauty : Quillwork of the Plains Women

Sacred Beauty : Quillwork of the Plains Women

30 pgs. Softcover.

This Exhibition Catalog documents many beautiful and often fragile examples of Native American quillwork.  Most of these items belong to the museum collections of the State Historical Society of North Dakota. Contemporary examples demonstrate the ongoing artistry of modern quillwork.

The book describes the process of quillworking. It discusses how Native Americans acquired porcupine quills and how they prepared the animal hides they used as their canvas.

This is NOT a guidebook, but it provides many examples of ways crafters can use porcupine quills artistically.

Watch our video Porcupine Quill Work to learn more about this unique craft!

Read the Denver Art Museum leaflet on Porcupine Quillwork HERE!

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Women’s Hoods

Women's Hoods

Women’s Hoods

Much has been written about the peaked caps – also known as hoods – that are worn by the Wabanaki people.  Bruce Bourque and Laureen LaBar present illustrations of several of these hoods in their book “Uncommon Threads: Wabanaki Textiles, Clothing, and Costume”.  But what are they?

First, we need to understand that Wabanaki Hoods were worn by both men and women.  In this article, we will explore the women’s peaked hood.

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MISSING AND MURDERED INDIGENOUS WOMEN (MMIW) INTERTRIBAL POWWOW

Location: Redway Plain Field RT 44 Rehoboth MA

Time: 10:00am – 4:00 pm

Details:All are welcome to this powwow to bring awareness to Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW) within the Native American community. The event will include nonprofit educational booths, arts and crafts, food, Native American dancing, and more. The cost is $5.00 for adults and free for children under ten years of age.

 

Contact: see attached flier

Pattern – Plume Plains Indian Dress

Pattern - Plume Plains Indian Dress

Native American Style Plains Dress Pattern

Use our Plume Plains Indian Dress Pattern to make a traditional three hide dress. Native American women of many tribes wear dresses similar to this. They did not decorate their everyday dresses. But ceremonial dresses often have elaborate decorations.

Native American women used a wide variety of trims on their dresses. These include:

  • Beadwork
  • Quillwork
  • Shells
  • Coins
  • Fur
  • Fringe
  • Metal Cones
  • Trade Cloth

You will need three Deerskin Leather hides to make this dress. The smallest size (Women’s size 8) requires 2 hides with 32″ x 38″ of usable area and 1 hide with 24″ x 48″ of usable area.  The largest size (Women’s size 20) requires 2 hides with 36″ x 38″ of usable area and 1 hide with 24″ x 48″ of usable area.

If you want fringe, you will need to get an additional hide with  24″ x 24″ of usable area.

This pattern includes instructions for using the legs and natural edges of the hide as well as a more tailored style.  Additionally you will find a glossary and instructions for working with leather.

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Jingle Cones Anishinaabe Bimishimo

Jingle Cones Anishinaabe Bimishimo all

Jingle Cones Anishinaabe Bimishimo

We offer Anishinaabe Bimishimo Jingle Cones from Canada in four colors!  These cones feature the  Anishinaabe Bimishimo logo of a Tipi surrounded by their name.

In addition to Brass, Copper,  and Nickel you can buy Red Jingle Cones.  These Red Cones are made in honor of MMIWG (Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women & Girls) and a portion of proceeds from the company goes to:
Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak Inc – Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Girls Liaison
Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre Inc.
Swan Lake First Nation – Women’s Group and Men’s Group

Native Americans made the first Jingle Cones from rolled tobacco lids. We sell them already rolled, ready to attach to your Jingle Dress! A regular sized woman’s dress uses between 250 – 365 Jingles  (many have 365, one for each day of the year!)

Anishinaabe Bimishimo Jingle Cones are available in two sizes:

  • Adult (2 5/8″ long)
  • Child (1.75″ long)  Red Only

Choose Nickel, Brass, Copper or Red in packages of 100.  Save when you buy 10 or more packages of one variety!

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Dance Shawl Fabric Blanks

Dance Shawl Fabric Blanks

Traditional Native American Dance Shawl Fabric Blanks

The Wandering Bull, LLC sells Native American Dance Shawl Fabric Blanks for those who want to make their own shawl and save money. Our Blanks are made from polyester gabardine blend (unless otherwise specified).  They come hemmed on all sides.  You may see the factory edge on the back side of the shawl. They measure approximately 58″ x 64″.

We will include a copy of our Dance Shawl Instructions when you order Dance Shawl Fabric Blanks.   Click here for Dance Shawl Fringe.  Need a Needle to attach the Fringe?  Click here for a Tapestry Needle.

The color selection for our Fabric Blanks changes regularly, but we will do our best to get the color you ordered. Please note that the colors shown are an approximation of the actual color. Shades will vary.

Most women wear Dance Shawls into the Powwow Circle. Dance Shawls can be simple fabric blanks with chainette or ribbon fringe.  Some women create elaborately decorated shawls for Fancy Dancing.  They embellish their shawls with ribbonwork, embroidery or beadwork.  At The Wandering Bull, LLC you will find ready to wear shawls with chainette fringe in full size or mini sizes.

If you have questions or if you have a large order, just call! 1-800-430-2855.

Need something right away? Click here to see our Ready to Wear Native American Dance Shawls!

We have a limited number of hemmed Mini Dance Shawl Blanks that measure approximately 28″ x 60″.

Moccasins Kiowa Style Rawhide Soles

Moccasins Kiowa Style Rawhide Soles

Moccasins Kiowa Style Rawhide Soles

These Women’s Kiowa Style Rawhide Soles Moccasins are made with commercial smoked deer skin leather. The crafter made them in the Southern Plains Style with latigo soles.  He or she beaded a thin geometric design around the toe and outside of the boots with periwinkle, black, white, red, orange and yellow seed beads. The top of the boot is decorated with a geometric design as well as the flap. He or she then added 40 metal spots to the front of the flap and beaded the edge with metallic 9/0 cuts. You will see signs of wear  on the leather but they are nicely constructed and in good shape.

These Moccasins measure about 9.75″ long x 3.5.″ at the widest point.  They stand about 14″ tall where the leather flaps over at the top of the boot.

One of a Kind!

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Doll Vintage Seminole Man

Doll Vintage Seminole Man

Doll Vintage Seminole Man

This colorful Vintage Seminole Man Doll is an example of Florida Seminole doll craft. Seminole dolls portray clothing and hairstyles worn by Seminole men and women and their bodies are made with palmetto fibers.

The doll wears a traditional patchwork big shirt trimmed with rickrack and a neck kerchief. He stands approximately 10″ tall.

One of a Kind!

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Fire Polish Beads AB Finish 8 mm

Fire Polish Beads Aurora Borealis finish
Fire Polish Beads AB Finish

Crafters use faceted Fire Polish Glass Beads to make jewelry and Native American Women’s Breastplates.

We sell Fire Polish Beads in standard colors and in Aurora Borealis (AB) finish. The Aurora Borealis finish has an opalescent metallic look that is stunning on Breastplates, Drops and more!

We sell our Fire Polish Beads in bags of 100.

You may also like our regular Fire Polish Beads!

Doll Vintage Seminole Woman Purple Dress – 25% Off!

Doll Vintage Seminole Woman Purple Dress

Vintage Seminole Woman Doll with Purple Dress

Seminole dolls portray clothing and hairstyles worn by Seminole men and women. This vintage Seminole woman doll wears a Purple Dress made with traditional Seminole materials. The crafter made her body with palmetto fibers.  Her outfit consists of a Cape, Traditional Bonnet and Skirt. The crafter decorated the clothing with rickrack.  He or she added ribbons and Bead jewelry.

The clothing of Seminole dolls is a significant feature, reflecting the traditional clothing worn by the Seminole people. The garments are made using a technique called patchwork, where small fabric strips of various colors and patterns are sewn together to create intricate designs. The patchwork designs often incorporate geometric patterns and vibrant colors, including shades of red, yellow, blue, and green.  Crafters can add additional embellishments such as ribbons, beads, shells, or embroidery to the clothing, which enhances the overall beauty and cultural significance of the doll.  These dolls are popular among collectors and tourists seeking authentic Native American crafts.

This Vintage Seminole Doll stands approx. 12″ tall.  A previous owner had this doll but she remains in very good condition.  One of a Kind!

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Doll Vintage Seminole Woman

Doll Vintage Seminole Woman

Vintage Seminole Woman Doll

This beautiful Vintage Seminole Woman Doll wears a classic outfit accented with rickrack trim. The crafter made her body with palmetto fibers.  Her outfit consists of a Cape, Traditional Bonnet and Skirt. The crafter decorated the clothing with rickrack. This doll also wears a necklace and earrings of multi colored Seed Beads.

Seminole dolls portray clothing and hairstyles worn by Seminole men and women.

This Vintage Seminole Doll stands 7.5″ tall.  We got this doll in a collection.  She is in very good condition and ready to join your collection!

One of a Kind!

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Quilled Antique Bag

Quilled Antique Bag

Antique Braintanned Leather Bag with Quillwork and Beadwork

This collectible Quilled Antique Bag is a fantastic find!  The crafter used Braintanned Deerskin Leather to make the bag.  He or she covered the bottom of the bag with Porcupine Quillwork in Red, Green and Orange quills.  Then the crafter attached 11 strips covered with more quills in Red, Green, Blue and Yellow.  The crafter attached these strips together at the bottom with a single Dark Blue Seed Bead between each one.

Along the sides of the bag, the crafter added Lazy Stitch beadwork in Turquoise, Dark Blue and White Center Red Seed Beads.  More Dark Blue Seed Beads appear along one edge of the Quillwork.  At the top of the bag, you will see edge beading in White Center Red and Turquoise Seed Beads along with the remains of mostly missing quillwork.  At the very bottom you will see the remains of Braintanned Deerskin Leather Lacing fringe or drops.

Native Americans use Quillwork to adorn a wide range of items, including moccasins, leggings, and dresses, as well as personal accessories like bags, pouches, and jewelry.  Historically, quillwork was primarily practiced by women, who gathered the quills and prepare them for use. They cleaned, softened, and dyed the quills using natural materials such as berries or roots.  This Quilled Antique Bag itself measures 5″ x 2″.  The quilled strips are 1.75″ long and the remaining fringe is about 3″ long.  Overall the bag measures about 7″ long.

This Bag is very fragile due to its age.  You will see some quills and beads are missing, as well as most of the bottom fringe.  We are selling it in a Ryker mount to help protect it.  One of a Kind!

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Read the Denver Art Museum Leaflet Porcupine Quillwork

Doll Hopi Style Cloth

Doll Hopi Style Cloth

Cloth Hopi Style Doll with Felt Shoes

This Doll Hopi Style Cloth will make a unique addition to your collection. The crafter made her body from off white cotton fabric.  The doll wears a calico fabric underdress and a knee length wool manta overdress with yarn trim and a lace hem.  A piece of ribbon serves as a belt for the manta.  Over it all, she wears a fabric cape.  The crafter made her boot style shoes from black and white felt. He or she embroidered her facial features and added traditional Hopi hair buns made from yarn to her head.  She does not wear any jewelry.

Hopi women traditionally wear dresses known as “mantas” or “kilts.” They often make these garments with cotton or wool which is woven on a traditional loom. Hopi mantas can feature bold geometric patterns and designs.  The stuffing inside this doll is dense so she is heavy for her size.  She stands about 12″ tall. Her body is intact and in overall good condition.  You will find her clothing in good condition as well. She does have minimal signs of wear.  One of a Kind!

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Bead Lot Fire Polish 3 lb

Bead Lot Fire Polish 3 lb

Lot of Assorted Fire Polish Glass Beads – 3 pounds

if you love faceted beads, don’t miss this Bead Lot Fire Polish 3 lb.  You will find a wide assortment of cut glass beads.  There are different sizes and colors.  Most of these beads come on strands.   Some of them are transparent.  Crafters use faceted Fire Polish Glass Beads to make jewelry and Native American Women’s Breastplates.  These beads have plenty of sparkle and shine that will be stunning on your jewelry and accessories.   Fire Polish Beads are a must have bead for Southern Plains Native American Regalia.

We are selling these beads as a lot.  You will get approximately 3 pounds of beads.  One of a Kind!

We also sell Fire Polish Beads and Aurora Borealis Fire Polish Bead in individual colors.  Shop for more Fire Polish Beads

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Doll Seminole Man

Doll Seminole Man

Palmetto Seminole Man Doll

Seminole dolls portray clothing and hairstyles worn by Seminole men and women. This vintage Doll Seminole Man wears a traditional patchwork big shirt and a blue neck kerchief.. The crafter made his body with palmetto fibers. His outfit consists of a yellow shirt decorated with patchwork in a variety of colors.  He wears a black hat with a metal band around it.  A strand of Red, Blue and White Seed beads holds his blue fabric neck kerchief tightly around his neck.

The clothing of Seminole dolls is a significant feature, and reflects the traditional clothing worn by the Seminole people. Crafters make the garments with a technique called patchwork.  They sew small fabric strips of various colors and patterns together to create intricate designs. The patchwork designs often incorporate geometric patterns and vibrant colors, including shades of red, yellow, blue, and green. Crafters may add additional embellishments such as ribbons, beads, shells, or embroidery to the clothing, which enhances the overall beauty and cultural significance of the doll. These dolls are popular among collectors and tourists seeking authentic Native American crafts.

This Vintage Doll Seminole Man stands approximately 10  tall.  He stands on a slice of wood that is about 0.5 inches thick.  He comes with a tag with the name of the crafter on it.  We got this doll from a collection.  You will see some stains and discoloration on his clothing.  Structurally, he is in very good condition.  One of a Kind!

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Holiday Card – Winter Morning

Holiday Card - Winter Morning

Anita Caldwell Jackson Holiday Cards

Three Native American women wearing Turkey Feather capes stand in a winter landscape on this card by Echota Cherokee Indian Nation artist Anita Caldwell Jackson.

Inside Greeting:

  • May the Peace and Beauty Of the Season
  • Be with you throughout
  • the coming year,
  • Season’s Greetings

12 Cards with white Envelopes.

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Hood Beaded Red & Blue

Hood Beaded Red & Blue

Wool Hood Beaded Red & Blue with Fabric Lining

Dress up your dance outfit with this Mic Mac style Hood Beaded Red & Blue. The crafter made this traditional headwear with a combination of bright Red and Blue wool fabric. He used bright yellow ribbon on the edges and the seam between the wool pieces. Both the side and bottom feature beaded designs the crafter made with White Seed Beads.  On the yellow ribbon trim, the crafter attached pairs of Baby Blue Seed beads. He lined the inside with a floral patterned fabric.

Native Americans from the Northeast wear peaked caps or hoods like these.  Crafters often decorate them with beads or ribbonwork, but they can also leave them plain.  This Hood Beaded Red & Blue measures 19.5 inches to the top of the peak and 8.75 inches wide (lying flat).  This Hood is in new condition.  One of a Kind!

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Buffalo Bladder Inflated

Buffalo Bladder Inflated

Buffalo/ Bison  Bladder Inflated

Native Americans historically dried and inflated Buffalo Bladders for use as containers. Native Americans used them to hold water.  They also turned Buffalo Bladders into bags. This photo shows an example of a Buffalo Bladder bag.

Natives also flattened Buffalo Bladders for women to hold their Porcupine Quills for crafting.

Our Buffalo Bladders are a natural product, so each one is unique. You will find them useful for displays and exhibits of items that were used by Native Americans of the Plains.  You can also use Buffalo Bladders to make your own Porcupine Needle Pouch.

Each Bladder measures approx. 8″ long.

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Assumption Garters

Assumption Garters

Assumption Garters

Our woven Assumption Garters come from Canada. They are available in traditional colors and patterns.  They will make the perfect addition to your Native American or Re-enactor regalia.

The Garters come in pairs. You wear them just below the knee to hold up your leggins. Each garter measures 2″ wide and 3 feet long, not including the fringe.

French Canadian women originally wove sashes of this type in L’Assomption Quebec in Canada. The original pattern reflects belts worn by Iroquois Indians. Native Americans of many tribes wear similar sashes today.

Choose Red or Blue.

60% Rayon, 32% Acrylic, 8% Polyester. Hand wash.

Don’t miss our matching Assumption Sashes!

Hand painted Golden Eagle Fluffs

Hand Painted Golden Eagle Fluffs

Fluffs – Hand painted Golden Eagle

Hand Painted Golden Eagle Fluffs are beautiful imitations of the real thing!  Use them for Women’s Hair Ornaments, Roach Pins, Headdresses and Bustles.   Our painter lightly paints soft feathers to resemble Golden Eagle Fluffs.   We sell these Fluffs by the dozen.  Each feather measures approximately 6″ long.

Traditionally Native Americans have used feathers from a variety of birds.  They use them to decorate their clothing, jewelry, accessories and as tools, like Smudge Feathers.  While it is fine to own and use Turkey Feathers, it is unlawful to possess real Eagle, Hawk and Owl feathers.  You can still get the look of a beautiful Eagle feathers for your projects with our hand-painted look-alikes.

You may also like our other Hand Painted Feathers

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Antique Seminole Woman Doll – 2

Antique Seminole Doll

Antique Seminole Doll

Seminole dolls portray clothing and hairstyles worn by Seminole men and women. This antique Seminole woman doll from the 1930s-40s is made with traditional Seminole materials. The crafter made her body with palmetto fibers.

Her outfit consists of a Cape, Traditional Bonnet and Skirt. The crafter decorated the clothing with rickrack.  He or she added Sequins and Bead Brooches to her Bonnet.

This Antique Seminole Doll stands just over 12″ tall.  A previous owner had this doll but she remains in very good condition.

One of a Kind!

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Antique Seminole Woman Doll – 1

Antique Seminole Doll - 1

Antique Seminole Doll

Seminole dolls portray clothing and hairstyles worn by Seminole men and women. This antique Seminole woman doll from the 1930s-40s is made with traditional Seminole materials. The crafter made her body with palmetto fibers.

Her outfit consists of a Cape, Traditional Bonnet and Skirt. The crafter decorated the clothing with rickrack. This doll also wears a necklace and earrings of multi colored Seed Beads.

This Antique Seminole Doll stands 11″ tall.  A previous owner had this doll but she remains in very good condition.

One of a Kind!

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Buffalo Bladder Pouch

Buffalo Bladder Pouch

Buffalo/Bison Bladder Pouch

Our Buffalo Bladder Pouch comes ready to use!  Native American women of the Plains used Buffalo Bladders to hold a variety of things, including their porcupine quills.

Our Buffalo Bladder Pouches are made from natural Buffalo Bladders that have been flattened. Each Pouch has Leather ends and a Leather  ‘pincushion’. The pincushion comes with porky quills already in place!

Each Pouch measures approx. 10″ long.

Buffalo Bladders are a natural product, so expect variations.

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For more information, view the Denver Art Museum leaflet on the Buffalo and the Indian HERE!

Pattern – Plume Plains Moccasins

Pattern - Plume Plains Moccasins

Plains Style Moccasins Pattern

Use our Plains Indian Moccasin Pattern to construct your own leather moccasins! The Native Americans of the Plains wear a basic two piece moccasin similar to these.

Each tribe adds their own variations to the shape and style.   They apply variations to the shape of the tongue, the sole, the fringe and the decorate elements.  Native Americans commonly embellish their moccasins  with Seed Beads, Porcupine Quills and/or Metal Cones.

This pattern includes instructions for working with leather and a glossary.

You will need Leather measuring 13″ x 24″ for the uppers, 2 pieces of Leather or Rawhide measuring 11.5″ x 5″ for the soles. The pattern accommodates Men’s sizes 7 – 12 and Women’s sizes 5 – 10.

Click here to shop for Deerskin Leather, Thread and Imitation SinewSeed Beads and Metal Cones!

Early American Shirts – Pioneer Shirt

Early American Shirts - Pioneer Shirt

Early American Shirts – Pioneer Shirt

You will enjoy this roomy, comfortable Pioneer Shirt for period outfits or everyday wear.  Made with unbleached muslin, it comes with a collar and dropped shoulders. Wood buttons at the neck go through looped buttonholes.

This sizing listed is for Men. Women may want to order one size smaller than usual.  You will have minimal shrinkage when you wash and dry this shirt.

We offer Sizes Medium – XX Large.

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Early American Shirts – Jefferson Shirt

Early American Shirts - Jefferson Shirt

Muslin Early American Jefferson Shirt

You will find the Jefferson Shirt roomy and comfortable for period outfits or everyday wear.  Thomas Jefferson is the namesake of this reproduction shirt. It comes with dropped shoulder seams, a band collar and wood buttons.

Our seamstress makes these with unbleached cotton muslin. Sizing listed is for men. Women should order one size smaller than usual. These shirts show minimal shrinkage when dried.

We offer sizes Medium – XX Large.

You may also like our Pioneer Shirt!

World Best Fancy Dance Songs Vol #2

World Best Fancy Dance Songs Vol #2

Music CD World Best Fancy Dance Songs Vol #2

World’s Best Fancy Dance Songs Vol. 2 features a selection of women’s Native American Fancy Dance songs.

Put on your Fancy Shawls!  You’ll be ready to dance after listening to this CD!

Song List:

  1. Woman’s Fancy    –    Blacklodge Singers
  2. Woman’s Fancy    –     Little Island Cree Singers
  3. Fancy Dance          –    Grey Buffalo Singers
  4. Woman’s Fancy    –     Ya-iyo-waza Singers
  5. Woman’s Fancy    –     Smokey Valley Singers
  6. Woman’s Fancy    –     Echo Sky Singers
  7. Woman’s Fancy    –     Circle Strong Singers
  8. Woman’s Fancy    –     Northern Wind Singers
  9. Woman’s Fancy    –     Red Scaffold Singers
  10. Woman’s Fancy    –     Four Little Feather Singers
  11. Woman’s Fancy    –     Northern Wind Singers
  12. Fancy Shawl          –     Red Hawk Singers
  13. Woman’s Fancy    –     Brown Eagle Singers
  14. Woman’s Fancy    –     Eagle Claw Singers
  15. Woman’s Fancy    –     Whitefish Bay Singers
  16. Ladies Fancy         –     Seekaskootch Singers

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Fire Polish Beads 8 MM

Fire Polish Beads 8 MM
Fire Polish Beads

Crafters use faceted Fire Polish Glass Beads to make jewelry and Native American Women’s Breastplates.

Crafters often overlook Fire Polish Beads for many beautiful projects! Use Fire Polish Beads in place of Glass Crow beads for a contemporary look. Fire Polish Beads are a must have bead for Southern Plains Native American Regalia.

We sell our Fire Polish Beads in bags of 100.

You may also like our regular Aurora Borealis Finish Fire Polish Beads!

 

 

 

Deertan Leather Moccasin Kit

Deertan Leather Moccasin Kit

Beginner Moccasin Kit Deertan Leather

Deertan Leather Moccasin Kit features Deertan cowhide, which is very durable but soft like Deerhide. The Deertan Leather Moccasin Kit includes cut and pre-punched leather pieces. So you can lace them together with the included lacing! They come with cushioned insoles that are already attached, too!

These moccasin kits come in sizes estimated for Women.  The Extra Small size is about 8″ Long.  Therefore, Children’s sizes should be the same. For Men’s sizes, select 1-2 sizes larger.

  • Extra Small (4-5)
  • Small (6-7)
  • Medium (8-9)
  • Large (10-11)
  • X Large (12-13)

If you would like a more authentic type of moccasin, try our own Plume Eastern Woodland Moccasin Kit.  That kit includes Deerskin Leather and instructions to make a pair of moccasins that fit your measurements.

Life in a Longhouse Village

Life in a Longhouse Village

Life in a Longhouse Village

By Bobbie Kalman. Softcover. 32 pgs. Designed for younger readers, this wonderfully illustrated and well researched book describes the Northeastern Woodland groups who lived in longhouses and were farmers and hunters. Information on daily lives, the roles of men, women, children and elders.

Read the Denver Art Museum leaflet The Iroquois Long House.

ISBN 0-7787-0462-9

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Songs & Dances of the Eastern Indians

Songs & Dances of the Eastern Indians

Music CD Songs & Dances of the Eastern Indians

Songs & Dances of the Eastern Indians From Medicine Spring & Allegany features traditional songs that were recorded at  non-ceremonial performances. These songs demonstrate similarities between Native Americans from two distinct regions.

Musical instruments include a crockery water drum, coconut-shell hand rattle, and terrapin-shell leg rattles worn by the women dancers.

Song List:

  1. Long Dance/Stomp Dance
  2. Doublehead Dance-Stomp Dance
  3. Bean Dance
  4. Shake the Bush Dance
  5. Rabbit Dance
  6. Corn Dance
  7. Pigeon Dance

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World Best Fancy Dance Songs

World Best Fancy Dance Songs

Music CD World Best Fancy Dance Songs

World Best Fancy Dance Songs includes both Women’s and Men’s Fancy Dance songs. Get those bustles and bells on, find your Fancy Dance Shawl …you’ll be ready to dance after listening to this CD!

Song List:

  1. Woman’s Fancy  –  Eyabay
  2. Mahno Dweh – Gun  –  Chi-Geezis
  3. Woman’s Fancy  –  Northern Wind
  4. Fancy Dance  –  Lone Creek
  5. Woman’s Fancy  –  Circle Strong Singers
  6. Woman’s Fancy  –  Black Lodge Singers
  7. Men’s Fancy  –  Red Sons Singers
  8. Woman’s Fancy  –  Smokey Valley Singers
  9. Woman’s Fancy  –  Drum Circle Singers
  10. Fancy Dance  –  Two Feathers Singers
  11. Fancy Dance  –  Sioux Assiniboine
  12. Fancy Dance  –  Dead Horse Creek
  13. Woman’s Fancy  –  Little Island Creek
  14. Woman’s Fancy  –  Red Scaffold

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Assumption Sashes

Assumption Sashes

Assumption Sashes

Our woven Assumption Sashes come from Canada. They are available in traditional colors and patterns.  They will make the perfect addition to your Native American or Re-enactor regalia.

French Canadian women originally wove this type of sash in L’Assomption Quebec in Canada. The original pattern reflects belts worn by Iroquois Indians. Native Americans of many tribes wear similar sashes today.

You can wrap these sashes around a couple of times, and tie them to the side. They measure 6″ wide and 6 feet long, plus fringe.
Choose red or blue.

60% Rayon, 32% Acrylic, 8% Polyester. Hand wash.

We also offer matching Assumption Garters!

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Iroquois Social Dance Songs No. 3

Iroquois Social Dance Songs No. 3

Music CD Iroquois Social Dance Songs No. 3

Iroquois Social Dance Songs No. 3 is one of three collections of Iroquois Social Dance Songs. Each CD has a pamphlet with descriptions of each song.  Original copyright 1969.

Song List:

  1. Strike-The-Stick-Dance
  2. New Women’s Shuffle Dance
  3. Naked Dance
  4. Pidgeon Dance

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