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Sacred Sage and the Power of Smudging March 28 2015

Sage is one of the most important Native American ceremonial plants used by many tribes as a purifying herb. It symbolizes protection and healing in many Native cultures and is used as a means to drive out evil influences and to ward off bad luck. Sage is burned as a spiritual cleanser before many traditional ceremonies and is also one of the herbs frequently included in medicine bundles and amulets. Sage along with sweetgrass are two of the plants used in smudging ceremonies. Smudging is the common name given to this ritual ceremony. It is a ritual of cleansing and purification for the physical and spiritual bodies.

The Indian Store sells smudging supplies individually or in kit form. A kit will include the smudging shell, Sage, Sweetgrass and a feather. You can also purchase the supplies individually if so desired as mentioned. Please check out our website for smudging kits and supplies. Sage and Sweetgrass can be found in the Pipes and Herbs Collection along with other smudging supplies.

 


Free Domestic Shipping on orders over $89 February 16 2015

We are happy to announce an offer of Free Shipping on all orders over $89 within the Continental United States. 

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Navajo Copper Jewelry January 28 2015

Copper, initially traded from tribes near the Coppermine River in the interior, was worked into jewelry even before European contact. Later, silver and gold became popular materials for jewelry. Bracelets in particular are hammered and then carved with heraldic or mythic designs, and given away at potlatches.

The Navajo, or Diné, began working silver in the 19th century. Navajo metalsmiths make buckles, bridles, buttons, rings, canteens, hollow beads, earrings, crescent-shaped pendants (called "najas"), bracelets, crosses, powder chargers, tobacco canteens, and disks, known as "conchas" or conchos" - typically used to decorate belts - made from copper, steel, iron, and most commonly, silver.

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Imported Copper Bracelets under $10!

 


Sheep Skin Moccasins November 24 2014

The weather is cold and winter is upon us. A full selection of sheepskin moccasins and slippers are in stock and ready to ship.  Great holiday gift.  The selection includes tots, kids and adults.  Purchase early to insure on time delivery.  New shipments are arriving daily but some styles and sizes may soon be unavailable.  These Minnetonka Moccasins are among the finest made and at the best prices available. Call for availability 760-639-5309.