Kicking Wolf Gallery
All of the replicas shown at Kicking Wolf Gallery were created by the artist James Burton, unless otherwise noted. Originally from Sydney, Australia, James now lives in Boise, Idaho, where he teaches yoga and works in his studio creating the pieces you see on this website. Although not Native American, James has since a very early age had great interest in Native American cultures. Through the years, this early interest developed into a deep respect for and a genuine, almost spiritual, connection to the native peoples, in particular to the great horse culture of the Plains Indians. James has extensively studied these cultures and their history, becoming especially interested in the exquisitely styled clothing and adornment. This led James to researching and learning some of the traditional methods of now obscure decorative techniques such as porcupine quillwork. He also is an accomplished pipe maker. James continues to develop and refine his knowledge of these techniques and is creating new pieces on a regular basis. Kicking Wolf Gallery will be displaying the new items as they are completed, so please keep checking the website.
Ancient Artways Studio – Nancy Fonicello
Nancy’s work has won wide acclaim for its historical accuracy and attention to detail. Examples of her original artwork can be seen in the hands of museums and private collectors around the world. Nancy is also in demand as a consultant, researcher, and as a conservator and restorer of historic ethnographic objects. A photo gallery of her work is available online.
Marie J. Martin’s Crafts
Marie is an enrolled member of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, currently lives in Colorado, but gets back home to Oklahoma. frequently. She has 23 years experience in the art of beadwork (has won some awards) and also likes to do ribbonwork, shawls (some very elaborate), jingle dresses, fancy shawl outfits, ribbon shirts, etc. Marie sent us some photos of her shawls in response to our November 2002 eNews & craft focus. She has been kind enough to provide us with additional photos of her beautiful work, with descriptions that would help others with such a project (that can be seen in our Craft Focus on Dance Shawls. Contact info: Marie J.Martin, 540 Fourth St., Penrose, CO 81240. Email Marie
Native American Dance Outfits
“My name is Mona Soldier Boy. All the outfits on this site are made by me. I am Tohono O’odham and I have been making dance outfits for 15 years. I made my first one for my son Shawn when he decided to start Traditional Dancing. Then I begain making them for my friends and family and pretty soon other people were ordering them from me.” Nice website, quite extensive for someone who sells their own crafts! Photo examples of all type outfits offered, which is considerable.
Native American Art and Collectables
A unique array of Indian gifts, collectibles, decorated leather goods, willow dreamcatchers, beaded pipe-hawks, lances, walking sticks, Native American pictures, American Indian weapons and knives. Shirley Dancing Fox and Clayton Three-Feathers are proud of their Native American heritage and express this pride and their love of all things upon this earth in the beautiful pieces being offered here.
Born in El Paso, Texas, Becky is of mixed blood – Mexican Azteca/Kickapoo from her father and Italian from her mother. Raised in Southern California and currently making her home in Santa Cruz County, California, the Southwest would influence her artistic expression. Her own indigenous bloodline, natural talent, research, and travel experiences have brought about her specific style of artwork.
An award winning artist, her work is represented in galleries in Arizona, California, Illinois, Michigan, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon and Washington. She has participated in many exhibitions, including international and national juried shows. Her masks are in private collections in the U.S. and Europe including Germany, Holland, Norway and Scotland. Take a tour of Becky’s web site to view her beautiful work: Museum Quality Native American & Southwest Masks, Serigraphs, Rawhide Shields, Dolls, Giclees, Prints & Gift Shop Items
Native Stylings – Tamara Desautel-Davis
Original contemporary arts & crafts, wood sculptures, decorative sticks and skulls, and other original works of art by T. Desautel-Davis, a member of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation.
Northern Plains Quillwork – Ravenshead Tiwahe
Using sinew, cotton thread, porcupine quills dyed with old time colors, old Italian beads and earth paints, we recreate designs and artifacts on brain-tanned hides. We help keep alive the unique arts of the Northern Plains Indians. We strictly adhere to the styles, materials and techniques used by the Indian artists of the late 19th century. We learned our skills from traditional Lakota artists in the traditional Lakota ways. Our work can be seen in museums and private collections around the world. Photo galleries show examples of their work.
Quill Boxes by Lorraine Besito (Ojibwa – Saugeen Reserve, Ontario)
Lorraine was born on the Parry Is. Reserve and has been doing quillwork since she was a girl. Her mother first taught her the craft and, after many years of study, Lorraine now does quill tufting as well as regular quill work. She collects all her own raw material and her boxes show a great variety of designs including floral, geometric, star and animal patterns. Lorraine and her daughter are the only ones on her reserve who do any type of quill work.
Ya-Ta-Hai Beads and Buckskin
We are a custom clothing company that has been creating hand sewn specialty garments and moccasins using buckskin – i.e. deer and elk hide, for over 28 years. We are also SparrowHawk Publishing – producers of original Moccasin Patterns and a buckskin sewing manual, Buckskin Basics & Workbook. The owner, SparrowHawk, has been teaching for many of those years while active at Pow Wow, Black Powder and Medieval events. Cherokee, Cree and European decent.