New Native Nation Crafts and Native Technology

Welcome to
Crafts and Native Technology

(New Native Nation defines Native Technology as
primitive and modern technology originating with Native America.)

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Art by BrownBear Art by Sandy Art by BezhiigMaiingan Art by Uber_Weasle
Art by Thunderheart
and Family
Art by Cindian Art by Gun Chick ART BY

free online ebook

Georg J. Barth, Native American Beadwork

(written by a very nice man who has devoted his life and savings to studying and learning beadwork directly from native american artists)
How to do Brickstitch

Guest Essay
Lazy Stitch Beadwork

Wire Weave Beadwork
instructions for one of the
oldest methods of beading
By Shelley Garrett Smith
Free Graph Paper for Beading Designs etc.
Downloadable PDFs

Make a Cigar Box Loom
by Sandy

Spudmama's Opinionated Guide to Seed Bead / Needle / Thread Sizes

Free Beadwork Designing Software

More Free Beading Software

Porcupine Quillwork

Make Daisy and Leaf Beadwork

How To Make A Beaded Bracelet On A Cardboard Box Loom - More amazing video clips are a click away
Free Beadwork Patterns

Basic Peyote: Flat Stitch
YouTube video from: mkamal76
Even Count Peyote Tube Bead
YouTube video from: AuntiesBeads
Sara Does Peyote Stitch Around a Pen
YouTube videos from: RunningBuffalo
Woodlands Style Moccasin Instructions with Downloadable pdf Pattern
How to Make a Spider Pouch By Shelley Garrett Smith
How to Make a Quality Hand Drum
Side Fold Moccasin-making
Free or Cheap Hides Leather Types, Forms, Processes, etc Guest Essay Tan a Hide
Natural Pigments
Earth and Mineral Pigments
Mineral Colors Primer (downloadable pdf)
Making Natural Dyes from Plants
Make a Hare Pipe Choker
guest essay

Make Your Dream Catcher
Guest Essay
Guest Essay
Making a Southern Women's Breastplate

Guest Essay
Make a Ribbon Shirt
Guest Essay
Northern Plains Cloth Dress

Offsite Info
Trade Wool Dresses

Offsite Info
Two-Hide Dress

Primitive Skills from
all over the world
Primitive Ways
how to make it
and how to use it.
Guest Essay
How to Start a Fire With a Bow Drill

Offsite Info
Bowdrill Fire Making

Tipi Making
Make a Traditional Willow Bed
Make your own
Ground Slate
(Ulu) Knife
By Shelley Garrett Smith
Make an Atlatl
How to Use an Atlatl
downloadable pdf files
Make a Bow and Arrow
Guest Essay

National Eagle Repository

This Section Inspired by Thunderheart WORKING WITH HORN AND SKELETAL MATERIALS
downloadable pdf
Deer Bone Tools Poster
(shows which bones were used to make which traditional tools )
downloadable pdf

This Section Inspired by Regina Thunderhawk Make Doghair Yarn
Guest Essay

guest essay
Spinning With a Drop Spindle

offsite info
Spinning with a Drop Spindle (and Spinning Cat Hair)

Fingerweave a Voyageur Sash

Native Americans, Modern

Who Were The
Founders of the
Technological Era?
By Shelley Garrett Smith
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