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  • ENGRAVING HISTORIC FIREARMS - FINEST EVER!
    CRAFTWORK TECHNIQUES Of The Native Americans Learn from these examples, while creating beautiful Native American objects. This important addition to your library features 316 photos & 23 detailed illustrations, both in color & contained in 108 pages.
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  • ENGRAVING HISTORIC FIREARMS - FINEST EVER!
    ENGRAVING HISTORIC FIREARMS - FINEST EVER! By far the finest book on hand engraving of firearms & other items. The result of painstaking research, practical knowledge & almost 50 years of experience, it is the standard reference for engravers & collectors alike.
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  • 2014 CATALOG 31-  154 Color Pages
    2014 CATALOG 31- 154 Color Pages Mailing week of March 5, 2014!! Be sure to get yours for the largest selection of Native American Indian, rendezvous & mountain man, & reenactor craft supplies & crafts to be found anywhere.
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  • JULY & AUGUST CROW CALLS - Specials & New Items
    NOVEMBER & DECEMBER CROW CALLS - Specials & New Items 16 PAGES of new items & savings on many very popular powwow & rondy items, such as Chokers & Kits, Buffalo Robes, Imported Beadwork, Camp Tinware & much more.
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  • AMAZING NEW WARBONNET BOOK! The Plains Warbonnet
    AMAZING NEW WARBONNET BOOK! The Plains Warbonnet New book is the most comprehensive warbonnet book available. Presents the story behind the warbonnet & provides full details on making the various style. 130+ photos, most in color, 35+ color illus.
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  • PENDLETON INDIAN BLANKETS For Powwow or Home!
    PENDLETON Indian Blankets for Powwow or Home!   For over a 100 years, if you're looking for an American Indian blanket, you're looking for a Pendleton. We offer an extensive line of the most popular blankets, throws, baby blankets, serapes & shawls.
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  • NATIVE AMERICAN SHAWL KIT - Make Your Own Shawls
    NATIVE AMERICAN SHAWL KIT - Make Your Own Shawls Almost all Native American ladies' outfits require a dance shawl. Kit includes shawl material, shawl fringe, fringing needle & illustrated instructions. 5 cloth colors & 36+ fringe color options.
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  • READY-MADE CRAFTS - Gourd Dance Blanket Blanket
    READY-MADE CRAFTS - Gourd Dance Blanket Blanket Made using a full yard of our 3-Band Broadcloth, this is the standard blanket used for Gourd Dancing, but can also be worn on a variety of occasions.
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  • LEATHER DYE & CARE PRODUCTS
    LEATHER DYE & CARE PRODUCTS NEW leather craft and care products from Crazy Crow feature leather stains and dies, leather rejuevenator, mink oil and tanning lotion for your leather projects.
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  • NEW DESIGNS - Super Soft Fleece 60x80
    NEW DESIGNS - Super Soft Fleece 60x80 Super soft & super inexpensive, these 2 new fleece 60x80 blankets are great for those looking for Native American designs used with Southwest decor. Available in 20 attractive, traditional patterns & colors.
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American Indian & Mountain Man Articles on Crafts, History & Culture

Learn about Native American Indian culture & traditions from Crazy Crow Trading Post as we develop a wide range of articles on crafts, history, and culture.

Point Blankets

Point Blankets Crazy Crow Trading Post

Throughout the period of the "Indian trade" in America, there were a number ofboth manufacturers and distributors of point blankets over the years. English made blankets were marketed by many different firms, including T. Eaton's; Early's of Witney; BCW; Globe; Gault's; Mackay, Smith, Blair & Co. (Vancouver); Push, Tact & Principle; Simpsons; Hudson Bay Company as well as several others. [Read Complete Article]
Rise Of The Pendleton Native American Trade Blankets

Rise Of The Pendleton Trade Blankets Crazy Crow Trading Post

Over the many generations since Native Americans began trade with Europeans, few items have become more closely identified with indigenous American cultures as has the American Indian trade blanket. An American Indian trade blanket is a commercially created machine-woven blanket produced for the American Indian market. [Read Complete Article]
Annual NMLRA Gunsmithing Seminar

Annual NMLRA Gunsmithing Seminar Crazy Crow Trading Post

Western Kentucky University's Department of Architectural and Manufacturing Sciences hosts an annual gunsmithing seminar where participants learn the art and craft of making an American longrifle. 3, 6 & 9-Day classes are available. Seminar activities at WKU end on Friday before the National Shoot of the NMLRA at Friendship, Indiana on Saturday. [Read Complete Article]
about the Lewis and Clark compas

Lewis and Clark Compass Crazy Crow Trading Post

William Clark's compass is one of the few surviving scientific instruments from the Corps of Discovery. It is perhaps the single most important surviving piece of equipment remaining from the expedition. All government equipment remaining after the expedition was sold at a public "dock sale" in St. Louis immediately after the expedition's return in September 1806. [Read Complete Article]
Brighton Buns - Ingenious Folding Candlesticks for Travelers

Brighton Buns - Ingenious Folding Candlesticks for Travelers Crazy Crow Trading Post

From approximately 1735 through 1925, explorers, travelers, military officers, and European Royalty all employed a distinctive type of folding candlestick on their journeys. Perhaps because of their resemblance when packed for travel to a now-forgotten English pastry, these candlesticks are colloquially and affectionately referred to today as Brighton Buns. A Brighton Bun consists of two drip-pan bases that screw together in such a way that they form a circular bun. When unscrewed, the bases divide into two equal halves, revealing . . . [Read Complete Article]
How to Use a Sundial Compass

How to Use a Sundial Compass Crazy Crow Trading Post

Combining the Function of a Sundial and Compass: A sundial compass is a combination of these two instruments, consisting of a portable sundial which is attached over a compass via a hinge. There are some adjustable legs that need to be used to level the instrument if not on level ground. [Read Complete Article]
How to Use a Sundial Compass

History of Clay Pipes from Fort Union National Historic Site Crazy Crow Trading Post

Fort Union National Historic Site is located near the confluence of the Missouri and Yellowstone Rivers in western North Dakota. This important historic site, occupied from 1828-1867, was the major trading post and staging area on the Upper Missouri River during the American Fur Trade. [Read Complete Article]
Tracking a conquistador with beads

Tracking a conquistador with beads: DeSoto Identified by Chevron Beads! Crazy Crow Trading Post

It's was long suspected that de Soto passed through Georgia on his way from Tallahassee, Florida, to North Carolina, however no solid proof of this had ever been found. Then, Fernbank Museum archeologists discovered a cache of rare glass and chevron beads, which ScienceDaily describes as " &@39;calling cards' of De Soto due to their distinctive patterns and limited production." These beads are significant because Native Americans did not have glass beads before Europeans introduced them as trade items. [Read Complete Article]
Native American Love Flute Legend- Crazy Crow Trading Post

Native American Love Flute Legend- Crazy Crow Trading Post Crazy Crow Trading Post

Many generations ago, the people had drums, gourd rattles and bull-roarers, but no flutes. At that time, a young man went out to hunt. The people in his camp were hungry as meat was scarce. [Read Complete Article]
Introductory History to the Native American Flute

Introductory History to the Native American Flute Crazy Crow Trading Post

Next to the drum, the most important Native American instrument is the flute. However, due to a lack of written language, the early history of the Native American Flute is not very clear. This article provides an introductory history to Native American Indian flutes. [Read Complete Article]
Native American Jump Start to Employment Program

Native American Jump Start to Employment Program Crazy Crow Trading Post

14 Native American Jump Start Program summer interns from four reservations in South Dakota completed their summer internships at the Black Hills National Forest in the Youth Natural Resource Program of US Forest Service and National Parks Service. According to the YNRP Coordinator, "the YNRP program is often the first job the young people have experienced and is a great resume builder". The youth do many job tasks including trail building, log cabin restoration, stream enhancement, . . . [Read Complete Article]
Stoneware Crock Jugs & Alcohol on the American Frontier

Stoneware Crock Jugs & Alcohol on the American Frontier Crazy Crow Trading Post

Stoneware jugs, also referred to as liquor crocks or jugs, whiskey jugs, and shoulder jugs, predate the mason jars and other modern containers that replaced them. While they obviously weren't used exclusively by any means for the consumption of "spirits", the image of a mountain man, pioneer, or other early frontier inhabitant taking a drink from a stoneware shoulder jug is certainly an American cliché, if not icon. [Read Complete Article]
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Warriors Of The Plains: Native American Regalia & Crafts By M.S. Tucker and Joe W. Rosenthal, Published by Crazy Crow Trading Post
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Warriors Of The Plains: Native American Regalia & Crafts By M.S. Tucker and Joe W. Rosenthal represents years of research efforts. We offer a preview of several pages to show the quality of the construction detail, historical images, contemporary photos and illustrations of the many dance outfits presented.
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The Plains Warbonnet: Its Story and Construction - by Barry Hardin, Published by Crazy Crow Trading Post
BEST WARBONNET BOOK!
The Plains Warbonnet: Its Story and Construction by Barry Hardin has been in the works for years, and is the result research and contributions from many fine craftspersons. Preview several pages to show the quality of the construction detail, historical images, as well as contemporary photos.
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