Offering quality, painted hides, robes, war shirts, parfleches, drums, quilled and beaded items.
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Disclaimer: According to the Federal Indian Arts and Craft Board it's unlawful to suggest that any of these items are "Indian" made when they aren't or unless I have an approved tribal membership card.
Iwas with Chief Dan George of the Sioux once when a little boy asked him if he was a "real Indian." The Chief responded by saying; "No, Indians are from India, I'm a Native American."
Thus, let it be known, I'm not an Indian.
My Grandfather was born in 1901 as a Choctaw on "Indian Territory" in Oklahoma. He left the reservation and found his way to Arlee, Montana. It was very un-popular to be Native growing up outside of the Rez. He never advertised his heritage. I'm undoubtedly part Choctaw but I don't claim it. Therefore, to keep the U.S. Government happy, nothing within this web site is represented to be Indian or Native American made. Thank You.
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Levi Blackwolf Painting in the Authors Tipi. All of the above items were painted using one of the four application techniques described in the new book.
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Plains Indian Hide Painting was done using paint pigments from the earth. They collected the hide scrapings after butchering the buffalo which made a glue and then they mixed it together. Native Americans used a stick or a chewed twig as the painting implement. The literature about hide painting that does exist is derived from old - time stories passed down by Native Americans many years ago, and by scientific examination of painted hides and parfleches in museums. Modern technology has provided us with earth pigments (Ochre and Iron Oxide Paints (ready made) and hide glue. This book allows the reader to have a clear understanding of how to paint on hides.
This is the famous Mandan robe which was painted by the Sioux and Mandan Indians along the Missouri River in the late 1700's. It was gifted to Lewis and Clark in 1833 who subsequently gifted it to President Jefferson. It is currently on display in Monticello.
This is a reproduction by the author of the Mandan/Lewis and Clark robe that was recently completed. $4,450 Additional pictures are available upon request.
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"Man has been painting on the walls of caves for the past 100,000 years. This ancient form of communication eventually spread to painting on animal hides. The Plains Indians became well known for their beautiful hide paintings however, the traditional methods used have become lost. This book is about providing the contemporary hide painting artist a clear understanding of how to paint on soft hides and on rawhide the old traditional way, the Plains Indian way."