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Friends and other Web Destinations of Interest:

   Bill Holm Center for the Study of Northwest Coast Art
Bill Holm Center

Cheyenne Elk Head Effigy Ladle: Glass, Hide, Porcupine Quills, Glass Beads, 
 Bells, Elk Tooth by Angela Swedberg
Angela Swedberg, Native Artist and Restoration Expert

Angela Swedberg's Informative Blog, Click Here!

Indian Images, Bill and Kathy Brewer, replication and restoration experts of the
    highest order. Beadwork, quillwork, rawhide (parfleche) etc. No web site, call or email!

Linda Holley's Tipi Book
Linda Holley's Tipi Site, all you need to know about tipis! Tipis, Tepees,Teepees (tepee, teepee)

Great Reproductions

J. Andrew Forsythe, Excellent Raptor Feather Reproductions, Eagle feather, Owl Feathers, Hawk Feathers

Kestrel Tool, Best Northwest Coast Style Carving Tools on Earth, crooked knife, adze

Earth Lodge Reproductions

Museum Sites that relate to Vintage Seed Beads and Native American Objects:

Head-Smashed-in Buffalo Interpretive Centre
Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump is known around the world as a remarkable testimony of prehistoric life.


Burke Museum, University of Washington Campus, Bill Holm Center

National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, American Indian Collections

Plains Indian Museum, Blackfeet Reservation, Browning, Montana, Beadwork (You can also check out other US Gov. Museums from this site.)

Digital Collections with American Indian (Native American)Material :

Burke Museum Digital Collections, Plateau, Plains, and Prairie Beadwork, Bill Holm Center

Nez Perce Museum Digital Collection, Nez Perce Beadwork, Parfleche (rawhide), and Fiber Arts

American Museum of Natural History, Large collection of Native American Beadwork with Vintage Seed Beads

Peabody Essex Museum, American Indian Beadwork (Native American, Vintage Seed Beads

Carnegie Museum

U of Oregon, Moorhouse Collection, Cayuse, Nez Perce, Walla Walla, Umatilla, Klickitat, Warm Springs, Wasco, and Wishram Photographic Images

National Museum of the American Indian Collections

Milwaukee Public Museum, Red Hawk Ledger Art Collection

Milwaukee Public Museum, American Indian Bandolier Bag Collection

The Bata Shoe Museum-Traditional Footwear from the Great Plains (Plains Indians)

Buffalo Bill Historical Center Digital Collection, Plains Indian Beadwork

Exhibits, Events, and Conferences:

Plateau Arts Exhibit at the Burke, Nez Perce, Walla Walla, Umatilla, Cayuse, Warm Springs , Yakama (Yakima), Spokane Indians

Material Culture of the Plains, Prairie, and Plateau Indians, The best conference in this area of study!

Native American Beaded Guantlet Exhibit at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, American Indian Beadwork

Magazines Containing American Indian Art and Material Culture:

Persimmon Hill Magazine, National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum's award-winning journal on the West.

Whispering Wind Magazine, Native American Craft and Culture, American Indian Beadwork articles.

American Indian Art Magazine

Forums on Material Culture of the American Indians (Native Americans, First Nations):

Plains, (Priarie, and Plateau) Indian Seminar, Beadwork, Rawhide, Quillwork, Ribbonwork, Old photos
Join us for a year round discussion of American Indian art online! (Beadwork, Quillwork, Rawhide, Parfleche, Vintage Photo Images, etc.

Plains Indian History and Cultures, Scholarly study or Amrican Indian Material Culture
Plains Indian History and Cultures

Powwow Sites:

Below are six clickable image links, these links take you to the various pages on our site.

Phone Orders
Andrzej and Marie Gussmann 406-450-5876

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