Did you know not all Native American stone tools with a point are arrowheads? Scott Antique Markets’ Jessica Munday-McGee explains what to look for with lithic artifacts.
Pipe tomahawks were commonly traded in the 18th and 19th centuries between tribes and European settlers. They were not a native weapon but they were eventually incorporated into the Apache culture.
Native Americans originally carved beads from natural materials like shells, coral, horn, and turquoise. Since the arrival of Europeans in the 16th century, however, tribal beaders have preferred working with glass beads, especially fine seed beads.
Basketry is the art of weaving pliable vegetable fibers, like bark, straw, wood, or grass, into storage vessels through a variety of techniques.