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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
    SEPTEMBER & OCTOBER CROW CALLS - Specials & New Items 16 PAGES of new items & savings on many very popular powwow & rondy items, such as #2 German Tanned White & Natural Buckskin, Czech Pony Beads & Camp Utensils, Tote Bags, Dance Bells, & 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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  • HOT OFF THE PRESS - Learn to Play Flutes
    HOT OFF THE PRESS - Learn to Play Flutes Revised for 2012, this 40 page manual comes with an interactive CD developed exclusively to go along with it, and contains many illustrations & several color photos.
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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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This page shows, by date, changes that occur in the web site. This will let you quickly see at a glance (and go to by link, if applicable) what has been added since your last visit. Every change we make to the web site will be of interest to someone, but not necessarily everyone. We want to make it easy for you to not overlook small, but important changes in customer services, events, links, closeout items, etc.

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October 21, 2014

Point Blankets Of The Native Americans

Point Blankets Article

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.

Many of the firms offering English made blankets were Canadian trading companies or department stores, and most of the blankets were actually made in England by firms in the Witney or Yorkshire areas, such as Early & Marriott, Charles Early & Co., Charles Early & Son, John Lee & Sons, David Lee & Sons, Marriot, and others.

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Rise of the Pendleton Native American Trade Blankets

Rise Of The Pendleton Native American Trade Blankets

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.

Prior to their introduction, Native Americans provided for themselves with native or natural means. Historically, "wearing robes" were created from animal hides and fur, woven plant fibers, and ultimately fabric woven by hand from wool or cotton.

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September 3, 2014

Craftwork Techniques Of The Native Americans

Craftwork Techniques Of The Native Americans

Craftwork Techniques Of The Native Americans, unlocks the secrets of Native American craftwork in this new work with eight popular beadwork projects that will help add to your knowledge and skill. Learn to make a peyote beaded flat fan and scalp feathers, a loom beaded dance belt, beaded belt buckles and barettes, beaded medallions, a small dance bag, and Cheyenne style moccasins.

Included are personal, little known tips that Scott has developed from his extensive experience, and, as previously, each lesson has easy to follow step-by-step details and corresponding color photos. Also covered is information on the selection of materials, tools and necessary supplies for each project.

Both novice and experienced crafters can make and learn from these examples while experiencing many hours of pleasure creating beautiful Native American objects. This important addition to your library features 316 photos and 23 detailed illustrations, both in full color and contained in 108 pages.

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September 1, 2014

Crow Calls Sale

September / October 2014 Crow Calls Flyer

Holy cow! School is started in most of the country and Labor Day Weekend is upon us. As powwow and rendezvous season winds down, save big on some of our popular craft supply items. 16 PAGES of new items & savings on many very popular powwow & rondy items, such as #2 German Tanned White & Natural Buckskin, Czech Pony Beads & Camp Utensils, Tote Bags, Dance Bells, & much more. While this Crow Calls focuses more on lots of great new items, as usual, you'll find savings on some of our most popular items. Of course you can order everything online, any time of day (or night!).

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16-page, full-color flyer - Introducing new and seasonal items, and offering many popular items on sale.

August 12, 2014

Tying Up A Peyote Water Drum

Article: Tying Up A Peyote Water Drum

We offer these in two sizes, to fit either a No. 6 (14") or No. 7 (16") Drum Kettle. Made from our fine quality, genuine Smoked German-Tan Buckskin, they make great drum covers and are just as good as brain-tanned hides but less expensive.

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August 7, 2014

Paradise Pow Wow Photo Gallery

Paradise Pow Wow 2014 Photo Gallery

The Paradise Pow Wow, first held in 1996, is a traditional inter-tribal non-competition Pow Wow. Held on the grounds of the Gold Nugget Museum, in Paradise California, our Pow Wow is fun and exciting for the whole community, as we strive to keep Native American Traditions alive.

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July 26, 2014

Paradise Pow Wow Photo Gallery

Making Horn Cup Article

A common item on the early frontier was the horn cup. This type of drinking vessel has been in use since very early times, being fashioned from cow horns and buffalo horns, as available.

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July 15, 2014

UC Davis Pow Wow Photo Gallery

UC Davis Photo Gallery

The Annual UC Davis Powwow takes place on the East and West Quad of the UC Davis campus, and is free and open to the public. This is part of the program of the Cross Cultural Center funded by ASUCD, Office of Campus Community Relations, Student Affairs and partnerships with campus and community organizations.

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July 1, 2013

Crow Calls Sale

July / August 2014 Crow Calls Flyer

It's official . . . Summer is now here, and so is the heart of Powwow and Rendezvous seasons. Fourth of July Celebrations are just around the corner, and just blink and Labor Day will be here. This sale offers many popular items for both Native American and Mountain Man outfits.

Save 15% on Bustle Kits, Feather Fan Kits, Gourd Rattle Kits & other popular selected Native American and Mountain Man craft kits. Other sale items include Missouri River Patterns, Rainbow Selvedge Broadclotth, a big DVD sale, #2 German Tan Buckskin, Damascus Knives, Tile Beads, Plastic Crow Beads, and much more. Of course you can order everything online, any time of day (or night!).

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16-page, full-color flyer - Introducing new and seasonal items, and offering many popular items on sale.



Crow Calls Sale

Commercial Elk Hide in Dark Smoke (11-13 sf)

Larger and heavier than buckskin, our half and full sides of elk are perfectly suited for larger garments such as dresses and coats, shooting bags, heavy duty, long-wearing moccasins and other large projects.

Commercial Elk Hide in Dark Smoke (23-25 sf)

Larger and heavier than buckskin, our half and full sides of elk are perfectly suited for larger garments such as dresses and coats, shooting bags, heavy duty, long-wearing moccasins and other large projects.





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Premium Grade Sheep Leather (7-9 sf)

Excellent substitute for buckskin! You simply can't beat the suppleness and texture of a well tanned sheep hide. These hides are #1 quality giving you limitless craft possibilities.

Premium Grade Sheep Leather (9-11 sf)

Excellent substitute for buckskin! You simply can't beat the suppleness and texture of a well tanned sheep hide. These hides are #1 quality giving you limitless craft possibilities.





Crow Calls Sale

Care & Maintenance Of Tinware

Reproduction tinware is very similar to that which was made and used during the 18th and 19th centuries. One must be careful not to allow these items to sit on a fire for any length of time at all without any liquid in them, or to boil dry, as the heat from the fire will cause the solder in the joints to melt. This will cause either leakage or the vessel will come apart entirely. For example, coffee pots should be filled almost to the top of the spout hole with liquid, and when the level falls below half full, they should be removed from the fire.

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May 24, 2014

Davis Mountain Rendezvous Shooters Photo Gallery

Davis Mountain Rendezvous Shooters Photo Gallery

Some people are history buffs and others take their love of history to a whole new level. That pretty much describes the members of The Davis Mountain Brigade, a local black powder club. The group sponsors two rendezvous each year, one in the spring and another in the fall.

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Davis Mountain Rendezvous Shooters Photo Gallery

Davis Mountain Rendezvous Camp Photo Gallery

The Rendezvous has become popular as a way to practice primitive living skills and to teach participants about our pioneer history, when rugged hunters tracked and trapped their way across the country. The group gathers at a campsite, far away from civilization, to reenact life as it was in the early 19th century and to practice shooting black powder rifles.

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May 1, 2013

Crow Calls Sale

May / June 2014 Crow Calls Flyer

It's official . . . Summer is now here, and so is the heart of Powwow and Rendezvous seasons. Fourth of July Celebrations are just around the corner, and just blink and Labor Day will be here. This sale offers many popular items for both Native American and Mountain Man outfits.






March 20, 2014

Crazy Crow Trading Post Catalog 31 for 2014

WELCOME to the NEW 2014 CRAZY CROW CATALOG NO.31!

Our 45th ANNIVERSARY, in the indian Craft & Muzzleloading Supply Business! We sincerely appreciate our many friends and customers who have contributed to our success!

AUTHENTICITY: This is a high priority for us & we put a great deal of effort into research & development. We are constantly improving & expanding our line with new & better products so as to provide you with the best items at the best prices!

WEBSITE: We continue to improve our website & shopping cart and are pleased with your response and encouragement. Soon, your web shopping experience will be more pleasant and informative, with better product photos, along with availability of products on-line.

We look forward to serving you in the coming year and extend our sincere appreciation for your loyalty, support and suggestions over the years.

Your Friends at Crazy Crow

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Native American Moccasins, A Craft Manual by George M. White, Published by Crazy Crow Trading Post
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This expanded 3rd. Edition contains historical information on the 30 tribes covered, along with comprehensive new instructions on making Cheyenne style, hard sole moccasins and Northern Plains soft sole moccasins. The addition of 47 full color photographs makes this a wonderful reference for both collectors and craftworkers alike. Soft Cover, 88 pages, 44 color photos & illustrations, with 43 pages of moccasin patterns and instructions and 21 historic period photographs.
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Flintlock Fowlers: The First Guns Made in America
Flintlock Fowlers: The First Guns Made in America
Landmark study of American flintlock fowling pieces features guns ranging from Club Butts & New England guns to those of eastern Kentucky, along with their origin & construction. Over 160 of these essential firearms, dating from 1700 to 1820, are covered. 248 pgs, over 950 high-quality photographs. Soft cover.
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