Category Archives: How To

Sage Harvesting Do’s and Don’ts

Sage Harvesting Do’s and Don’ts

Posted on May 07, 2015 by

On May 5, 2015, we had to make South Dakota sage a zero quantity on our web-site. We had a short growing season in 2014 and we knew we would probably run out of this very important botanical before the 2015 harvest happened. We are excited for this year's harvest and are now posting our information sheet on what we expect from wild crafters in o...

Earth Day 2015: What have we improved?

Earth Day 2015: What have we improved?

Posted on April 21, 2015 by

The "Keep America Beautiful" campaign was galvanized in 1971 with the introduction of Iron Eyes Cody depicted as an Indian riding or walking through areas of illegal dumping, litter in the streets, parks, and most public places. His single tear made America aware of the garbage, but what has it changed? Today, there...

Arts – Beadwork & Quillwork

Arts – Beadwork & Quillwork

Posted on December 08, 2014 by

At Black Hills State University one of the classes I teach is Traditional Lakota Arts which includes learning basic techniques of beadwork, quillwork, and featherwork. If you are involved in the arts and crafts, can you cite someone who was instrumental in generating interest in areas such as beading and quillwork?  Most people started with someon...

Beadwork Techniques of the Native Americans: Book Review

Beadwork Techniques of the Native Americans: Book Review

Posted on May 05, 2014 by

Beadwork Techniques of the Native Americans By: Scott Sutton.  Crazy Crow Trading Post 2008. This book shows techniques of four styles of beadwork including loom, two needle applique’, peyote or gourd stitch, and lazy stitch. It also explains Plains hard-soled moccasins with designs. Great colored and up-close illustrations ...

20% Off Shawl Fringe: So many colors!

20% Off Shawl Fringe: So many colors!

Posted on May 03, 2013 by

This month, our Sioux Trading Post is featuring Shawl Fringe for sale.  The 20% discount has already been applied to both the chainette fringe and the ...

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