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Native American Seed Bead Earrings and Jewelry

Updated on August 9, 2015

My Seed Beaded Crafts and Jewelry

Annlee Cakes Native American Regalia and Crafts shares about Native American Culture and Traditional Seed BeadCrafting.

When traders first appeared with colored beads and trinkets for trade with the Native People it was clear from that point that the women art bead artists would incorporate them in their every day crafting. Even before these items arrived by the traders the native woman crafted with stones, bones and home made dyes from many plants and hand made clay beads. Using hides and furs they crafted many useful household items and clothing for all their family. The making of clay beads was a wonderful adventure for the early native women; and then they would decorate them. When the new clay beads arrived from the traders they were prized for bead work. Even today, clay beads are made one at a time and each is then hand-painted. We use many hand crafted clay beads in making Regalia To-day!

Bob and Annlee

Crafting is a natural tradition in the Native American Culture.

Traditional Native American beads and ornaments were for thousands of years carved from natural materials like shells, claws, antlers,coral, turquoise and other shiny stones, and then they started using copper and silver, wood, amber, ivory, and animal bones, horns, and even teeth. Glass beads were not used until the visitors brought them from over 550 years ago, and now glass seed beads are the still used today for making Regalia.

We can also REPAIR all your Native American Regalia that needs seed beading repairs. Simply contact us with your needs and we can discuss the repairs you need. E-Mail ( annlee_cakes@cox.net )

Many dance items like belts, hair pieces, drops, earrings and bracelets can be fully restored if we can color match the seed beads, and we do have a great supply of vintage beads and colors. Free estimates! No charge for item inspection! Master Seed Bead Artist.

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Native Styled Seed Beading

By Annlee

When I first started beading earrings 20 years ago, my dear friend Alverda Ernzen, who was registered with the Ioway Tribe of North East Kansas.was my mentor and teacher in the old ways of traditional crafting and more specific seed beading She was always open to learn as much as she could about the Native American Culture and to respect the Tribe and it's traditions. So this is the first thing that I learned from her before I started beading. To understand and respect the Native American Traditions, one should always have an Elder friend as Teacher. Alverda was my guide and my dear friend: and her spirit remains even though she has Walked across the Great Lake in 2008.

In respect I shall try sharing upon beading as I learned:

First in beading an Earring set you should have an idea what you want the earrings to look like. I suggest looking on the Internet and find a pattern you like, and start with that one.

The thread you should use is a high quality beading thread. I buy it from the other vender's at a Pow Wow, or I can buy high quality thread online . The thread for example from Walmart I have found it poor in quality and breaks easily. This is something you do not want. Furthermore, the beads found at most chain stores are often not even in size, shape and hard to work with.

When choosing your beads for the first set, I would suggest a #10 seed bead. It is larger so you can see what you are doing when beading an earring. It is not easy the first time. Choose your beads as uniformly as possible so that the pattern is smooth. And, use as few colors as possible for your first creation. After you have created a few with #10 then it is time to start with the more standard #11 which most patterns are adapted to.

Buy a couple of packages of mixed needles which are normally around one dollar a pack. Look at the package and make sure it contains at least: # 10, #12, #13.

Alverda always suggested practice, practice, practice!

While I will not go into direct beading, the above are the basic first steps.

Online are many step by step with pictures to follow in seed bead crafts.

Please note:

Here is the biggest secret I can share about Native American Seed Beading!

Visit the Pow Wows and ask an Elder you may see beading or has many beaded items in their Regalia.

And I am sure you will find they will be glad to assist you.

And, talk to vendors displaying beaded items. If they are really Native American Craftor's, our culture is based on sharing when asked. If they do not share, they are probably Wannabees. And are not Native Americans.

Over the years, I watched as Alverda would stop what ever she was doing and share, and teach when asked about any craft in her Native American booth. I have also done this for many years and the reward and blessings are endless. Moreover sharing is Our Tradition and the foundation of Our Culture.

Decorating has always been a Native American Tradition. Many items were used long before beads were introduced.

Hope you enjoyed......Mugwa......Annlee

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New Amazon - Native American Bead Crafting

With patience you can learn the Traditional Bead Crafting of the Native American Indians.

Over generations the discovery of intricate style beading was hall marked by the discovery of the Peyote stitch that has the two drop, three drop and five drop styles. With these you can craft handles for rattles and adornments for drum sticks and allot more.

Be patient for it does take time and practice to learn the skill, and it is a skill.

Blessings.........Annlee

ALEX Native American Bead Loom Kit with 2,000+ Seed Beads
ALEX Native American Bead Loom Kit with 2,000+ Seed Beads

Looming with seed beads is far different than crafting beads into other items. This is a very good guide.

 

Native American Indian Crafts

Use of beads, furs and leathers

Native Americans have been crafting for centuries and beyond. Basically all their clothes were also crafted from hides. For summer wear most hides were scrapped clean of fur, and for winter they kept the fur on but reversed the wearing so the fur was against the body to keep heat in.

Crafting was natural to the Native Indians. Women crafted designs and made utensils from the horns and bones of animals the Warriors brought to the meals. Warriors crafted with leather, sinew and feathers and even with stones or hair braided into useful things. All decorations were a craft.

When new items became available the Natives crafted with them. Examples are: Metals, beads of wood, beads of horns, glass beads brought by traders.

Today, we all can see the wonders of Native American Indian Crafts by attending the fantastic Pow Wows held all over the United States. Seeing the time people have spent to create their Dancing Regalia is marvelous when you come to understand it was not done overnight. Some have spent years to build their Circle Items.

Moreover, at the Pow Wow you will see many venders displaying crafted items for sale. I do not know of even one Powwow without venders showing off their wares like the traders of old. But, with tents and displays!

The list of crafted items is endless: From bows and arrows to eating utensils. Encompassing decorating one's horse to decorating one's Teepee. Making knives, clubs and even flutes or pipes is all Native American Indian Crafts. Many women crafted foot wear and clothes. Pots made from clay have been discovered for centuries.

Today, crafted items include earrings, jewelry, rattles, Head Wear, Colorful and gorgeous Dance Regalia and even fancy dance shawls. Like I said the list is truly endless.

The most beautiful hand crafted items came after the introduction of beads, and especially colored beads. However, long before glass beads appeared?

Originally, Native American Indians crafted beads that were carved from natural materials like shells,coral,turquoise and stones or the metals like copper, silver, wood, amber, ivory, quills, stones and animal bones, horns, and some were discovered made from teeth. Glass beads were not used until the fur traders brought to the Natives in trade for furs. Glass beads quickly became part of American Indian Crafts culture. Today glass beads, particularly fine seed beads, are the primary materials for traditional crafters of many tribes and adorn the finest of Regalia you may view in the Circle.

I hope you enjoyed! Mugwa...Annlee

Hand-Crafted and Hand Painted Clay Beads are now available from Annlee Cakes

If you have never seen one now is the time to view a few?

Look for the Loose Beads Tab.....Even on the internet Clay Beads for sale for crafting are very hard to discover.

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AnnleeCakesCrafts
AnnleeCakesCrafts

Medicine Earrings

Medicine earring Symbols:

From generation to generation Medicine Women have handed down the proper sharing of the symbols in crafts, and keeping the traditions from Generation unto Generation. As a Medicine Woman I craft Medicine Symbol Earrings for the Pow Wows.

Each symbol represents a PATH IN LIFE of the one wearing.

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Peace ( a Long line - beaded center -short line )

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Peace within Your Spirit

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Health ( A short line and then under a long line )

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Health for Body and Soul of Earth

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Onward ( Long---short-long centered in the design )

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Onward down the Sacred Road of Life Walking with Creator of All Beings

Every item I craft and create is Cleansed the Traditional way.

Blessings..........Annlee

Annlee Cakes of Arkansas City, Kansas
Annlee Cakes of Arkansas City, Kansas

Bone Chokers and the Native Americans

By Author Robert W. Vincent

Bone Chokers and the Native Americans

From the beginning of The Great Cedar:

Native Americans crafted and wore jewelry carved from bone and horn parts. The bone choker provided physical protection of the neck and the jugular vein during battle and fighting in the hope to deflect an arrow shot at them by an enemy during war parties.

Bone chokers are also believed to provide spiritual protection of the voice which was a gift from the story of the Bears Berry. By wearing a bone choker, the spirits of the animal they come from were believed to provide spiritual protection from all kinds of troubles and even disease.

It was said that the Spirit shall also provide a great speaking ability when wearing a properly made bone choker that always speaks the truth and guides the warrior to speak from the heart. Warriors that had been to battle always wore a bone choker which showed they were in battle with enemies of the tribe.

In many tribes the Medicine Man would create powerfully made types of bone chokers to protect the Spirit of the warrior. And some Native Americans even had vision dreams about a certain type of bone choker and then asked their tribe's Medicine Man to make it for them. Rarely would a Native American make his or her own bone choker as it required the spiritual power of the Medicine People so the bone choker would have the great spiritual powers and protections while being worn. Most were crafted from buffalo bones and a few from deer bones and very special vision dream ones could be from any animal even birds. Some bones were dyed and colored by using plants like the blueberry and raspberry or wild strawberries and even cranberries. They experimented in dying bones and sometimes even hides.

Originally they used real animal Sinew used to string bone chokers were usually from Deer or Buffalo and were cut usually with a sharpened stone or a piece of harder bone scrapped upon rocks until razor sharp. When they could they adopted porcupine quills as needles and for making holes. Spacers were crafted from bones, rocks, quills, wood and leather before white man brought metal and beads for adorning the chokers. They also used precious stones like turquoise or shells and feathers and using beads when they arrived. And even carved designs and finally adding sliver and/or gold on the chokers.

It was believed that the number of strands a choker was made in held a greater meaning to the original Natives than it does To-Day?

Or another tale states they increased the strands for more protection during battles. A larger choker deflected more arrow hits? This also influenced the protective bone breast plates created also for arrow deflection while in battle.

By the fires we have been told the number of strands meaning when created?

1) Creator

2) Mother Earth

3) Spirit Walking

4) The Four Wind Spirits Protection

5) A Great Warrior

6) Tribal Leaders and Medicine People

7) Spiritual Unity

8) Peace and Totality of Spirit: Silent Walking!

Bone Chokers To-Day are made commercially and in great numbers and yet there still are some traditional Medicine People who do hand-craft and create cultural styled bone chokers which are not commercially mass produced but are copied for mass production.

You can find them at Pow Wows by simply asking if they can craft YOU a Special Order item with the bones and decorations YOU PICK. If they can you discovered a real traditional crafter and not a mass produced seller. It is like a REAL SEED ARTISTwho can create a Special Order design of YOUR CHOICE of colored seed beads to use in the finished pattern item. Mass produced people whom are simply sellers cannot do this simple test? Hand-crafting is a learned skill and it is an art of Culture and Traditions. And, please remember just as you go to work expecting a living wage in these days: So does a genuine traditional crafter deserve the same concept and respect of their Mother earth gifted abilities as Medicine People.

By Wha-O-Chee (( Bear Standing ))

Pow Wow Information for ALL Pow Wow Celebrations

Basic Pow Wow Information:

Pow Wows were the Native American people's way of meeting together, to join in dancing, singing, visiting, renewing old friendships and make new ones between the Clans, Tribes and Nations. And, to start peace between the clans and tribes. At a Pow Wow no weapons of War were allowed save for the knife. Warriors were not allowed to physically fight.

The Warriors Dance arrived as a challenge back and forth. This Tradition is still with us Today: On many reservations the Warriors Dance is private to registered members of the Tribe and Special people they invite. NO CAMERAS are allowed for the Warriors Dance, and this must be respected by all attending. The dancing itself is a taunting or challenge back and forth: And, respect!

A Pow Wow is a time to renew thought of the old ways and to preserve a rich heritage. It is a sharing of stories, items exchanged and the feeding of all attending from the hunt and prosperity of the Tribe holding the Pow Wow. Friend or foe "all were" always fed! Fires were lit and dotted the night skies! Stories were told and sharing of good hunts.

Pow Wow Singers are very important figures in the Native American culture. Without them there would be no dancing. The songs are of many varieties, from religious to war to social. As various tribes gathered together, they would share their songs, often changing the songs so singers of different tribes could join.

With these changes came the use of "vocals" to replace the words of the old songs. Thus, some songs today are sung in vocals with no words.

Yet they still hold special meaning to those who know the song. Many songs are still sung in native tongue either newly composed or revivals of old songs. These songs are reminders to the Indian people of their old ways and rich heritage.

Dancers have always been a very important part of the life of the American Indian. Most dancers seen at Pow Wows today are social dances which might have had different meanings in earlier days. Although dance styles and content have changed, their meaning and importance has not. The outfits worn by the dancers, like the styles of clothing today evolve over time, it is not a stagnant culture, but a vibrant and changing way of life that is always growing and renewing.

American Indian Drums:

The most important Native American instrument was and still is the drum, as you can tell by going to any Pow Wow or Native American event. Drums also could send a message a great distance!

The drum is the "Living Beating Heart of the Nation "and represents unto all Ears:

" WE ARE OF ONE BLOOD "

FANS: They are used to pray, or sing and to dance with.

The fringe part of the fan is said to represent Native Peoples from the beginning of time.

The fringe: Why we put 12 fringes on the handle of the fan handle? These 12 fringes represent the roots; it represents the 12 months; it represents the 12 tails of the eagle and hawk; and, it represents the songs, the mountain song, and the early morning dawn songs.

May I also suggest if you attend a pow wow ask some elders to tell you heritage stories. They will be honored you asked.

Please remember? When you are at a pow wow and you do see a seed beaded item you would like to try beading ask for permission first? As many are family treasures handed down generation upon generation. You will discover the Native American wearing the items usually is open and honored that you would like to re-create the finished product. Mass production to-day has filled the world with seed beaded items that appear as those we create for Regalia. The difference is easy if you examine the quality of the stitching and of course ask the one selling the item if they can craft the identical items pattern with YOUR CHOICE OF COLORS?

This simple test is needed even at booths within the pow wows as many booths carry the mass produced seed beading items but do not do the actual seed beaded crafting them self.

At every pow wow in my booths we always keep many projects being worked upon on display for people to see we are Real Genuine Seed Bead Artist and can make their choice of colored beads into every pattern we display in a finished product.

Blessings.Annlee

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Crafting beads
Crafting beads

Glass Beads of America

By Annlee

The first record of Glass Beads arriving in the Americas was from the log book notation of Christopher Columbus which stated briefly that glass beads were given to the natives of San Salvado Island. A second record exists from the writings of Hernando Cortez around the springtime of 1519 where he noted his ship carried many types of glass beads for trading with the natives. Then came the records from Narvaez around 1527 and even De Soto around 1539 who all carried glass beads to trade for furs and other native items.

Before the arrival of glass beads many natives used the quills of the porcupine to decorate along with bones, stones and sometime even precious metals.

Early on they also made clay beads and carved them with decorations using a stick or a very pointed piece of buffalo bone and some were also dyed from berries. Today the hand made clay beads are very high priced and sought after by the collectors. Most vintage clay beads still around are the ones that came from the traders which were kiln baked rather than sun dried. Native Americans did make earrings from bone and from stones.

We have many hand-made and hand-painted CLAY BEADS available for crafters at our online store. We also use many clay beads in creating one-of-a-kind Regalia for the Great Circle. If you would like to see them and learn more in any go bar or search engine type in:

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Blessings.......Annlee

Trade Beads
Trade Beads

Original Trade Beads

Limited supply is available.

Osiyo:

We are honored to have found 5 different Original Trade Beads.

We are now able to offer them to attach to your Regalia. Or attach them to your Wampum belt adding true history to your family belt. Adding them to your Regalia or as an accent bead to a new Regalia item falls directly into Tradition. Or perfect of course for the Wampum Belts. A piece of our history to have and to hold.

It is not always easy to hold and treasure those wonders our People held that were so pretty and new to them that they traded pelts and furs worth far more than the trinkets, beads and other things traded for.

Trade Beads We Discovered.

1. Yellow mustard trade seed bead 1900-1910

2. White trade seed bead 1885-1895

3. Purple Padre Trade seed bead 1890-1910

4. Hebron trade seed bead 1790-1810

5. Chevron trade seed bead 1895-1905

If interested? Sets are available while limited supplies last.

Blessings......Annlee

My Regalia Craft Examples

My Regalia Craft Examples
My Regalia Craft Examples

Annlee Cakes Native American Regalia and Crafts

Annlee Cakes Native American Regalia and Crafts
Annlee Cakes Native American Regalia and Crafts

Examples of my seed bead crafting

Examples of my seed bead crafting
Examples of my seed bead crafting

Regalia Necklaces I craft

Regalia Necklaces I craft
Regalia Necklaces I craft

Native American Seed Beaded Earrings by Annlee Cakes

Native American Seed Beaded Earrings by Annlee Cakes
Native American Seed Beaded Earrings by Annlee Cakes

Annlee Cakes Native American Style Crafts - And: Annlee Cakes Native American Crafts Booth

Annlee Cakes Native American Regalia and Crafts presents a neat video showing the Regalia Quality crafts we Hand-Create.

Annlee Cakes is located in Arkansas City, Kansas and serves the World through our Online Stores as well as our store in Arkansas City. . We also have hand crafted Native American styled jewelry, earrings and beaded crafts.

We also can Peyote Stitch your "Raptor Feathers" for the Great Circle.

Annlee Cakes Native American Crafts Booth

Seed Beading History

By Annlee

Seed bead crafts date as far back as 4000 years ago and come from many cultures all around the world. Nevertheless, Native Americans are the most known seed bead crafters because of their use to create ornate costumes and moccasins. Even though seed bead crafts have been found in the Pharaoh's tombs in Egypt.

Venice, Italy, is believed to be the birthplace of the modern beading era which started around 1480 as many people invented ways to mass produce seed beads in glass. Seed beads became the traders exchange money as they were useful, light weight and highly in demand by the North American Indian population which incorporated them into their daily wear. Trade beads from this era now are very costly and collectable. Price range from $2.00 as high as $ 789 per bead. Vintage seed beads are pricey as well.

Many stitching ways were discovered? Like the peyote stitch, brick stitch and square stitch which are common in beading crafted items. The peyote stitch has a few types such as the 2-drop, 3-drop and 4 drop patterns which many Native American Artists have become the masters of adding peyote stitch beading to Regalia and Dance Circle items such as leggins, hair pieces, belts, moccasins, cuffs and to create adornment loaded Dancing Regalia that we all can enjoy at the Pow Wow Ceremonies.

Seed beads can also be embroidered onto almost any fabric. Many craft items are beaded on a loom and then hand sewn to leathers to create the adornments we see at the pow wows. Or are stand alone seed beaded items like earrings and necklaces that are done with modern strong treads developed for heavy use and less breakage of the stringing materials.

Seed beading is a simple craft which can be shared with the young ones and is light, portable and easy to take from place to place. I sit and bead constantly during the pow wows and enjoy creating and sharing with all who ask. Clearly, the versatility of using and crafting with seed beads is endless ideas and possibilities. Many projects are simple enough that minimal skill and trial and error correct as they learn the art of seed crafting. As one learns the tricks of seed beading they can tackle a deeply patterned earring or necklace set. Beading takes practice and more practice to become proficient at the art of seed bead crafting.

To get started all you need is the thread, needles and a few beads and of course some patterns to follow. The patterns are all over the internet and use the FREE ONES. Once you learn the basics you will quickly discover you can see a finished project and duplicate it with out allot of problems. I do no think any new patterns exist? I say this because I believe every thing has been done that can be done and in truth we all are beading patterns from long ago patterns. But, color combinations are personal and using a different set of colors upon established patterns does create the unusual one-of-a-kind that is exciting and rewarding.

Please remember? If your at a pow wow and you do see a seed beaded item you would like to try beading ask for permission first as many are family treasures handed down generation upon generation. You will discover the Native American wearing the items usually is open and honored that you would like to re-create the finished product. Mass production to-day has filled the world with seed beaded items that appear as those we create for Regalia. The difference is easy if you examine the quality of the stitching and of course ask the one selling the item if they can craft the identicale items pattern with YOUR CHOICE OF COLORS? This simple test is needed even at booths within the pow wows as many booths carry the mass produced seed beading items but do not do the actual seed beaded crafting them self.

At every pow wow in my booths we always keep many projects being worked upon on display for people to see we are Real Genuine Seed Bead Craft Artists and can make their choice of colored beads into every pattern we display in a finished product.

You have found a real crafter today!

You are invited to visit, explore and enjoy viewing my crafts and more at my online shops.

http://www.annleecakes.com/

Annlee Cakes Crafts
Annlee Cakes Crafts

Peyote Stitch Beading

by Trulee Ann 'STANDLEE" Wells

Peyote stitch, also known as Gourd stitch, is an off-loom bead weaving technique perfected by Native Americans Peyote stitch may be worked with either an even or an odd number of beads per row to decorate many Native American Regalia used in the Great Circle. . Both even and odd count peyote pieces can be woven as flat strips, in a flat round shape, or as a tube. Tubular peyote is used to make pouches or to decorate regalia such as dance sticks, rattles and Raptor Feathers as well as many other objects and is the preferred beaded type decoration for the Warriors Regalia.

We can Peyote Stitch YOUR FEATHER ALSO!

You always choose the COLORS

You can choose one of our patterns.

Or supply us with your Special Pattern.

We can do drum sticks, feathers, key-chains, earrings, lighters, and more.

Give us a call and we can discuss YOUR Desires!

1-620-441-8656

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Yes! We can Peyote stitch Your Legal Raptor Feathers.

To do this: First call us....That is a must!

Why? Because you must make a Temporary Custody of the Raptor Feather out to Annlee Cakes to allow us to Peyote Stitch it as requested. A photo copy of the Certificate must come with the signed temporary custody written, dated, witnessed and signed permission slip.

And, they must be shipped US MAIL, Certified and Fully Insured:

To us and the same back to you: This cost both ways is yours!

A Raptor Feather is the most precious of all to every Native, and we respect them in Tradition and care.

It takes time to peyote a Raptor Feather because we do an extremely tight beading and are very proud of our crafting. Expect and allow about 30 to 40 days: Arrival to return shipping date.

Without a copy of Certificate and a "Temporary Custody Document":

We cannot and shall not accept any Raptor Feather for beading and crafting as requested by the Registered Owner. The new Federal Law allows Natives to own, pick up and have as many Eagle feathers as they desire. But, to have them beaded we need individual rights for they belong to another.

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Annlee Cakes of Arkansas City, Kansas
Annlee Cakes of Arkansas City, Kansas

A simple recipe! Native Indian FRY BREAD

Cook Time

Prep Time: 10-15 minutes

Total Time: about 30

Serves:

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. 4 cups all-purpose flour
  2. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  3. 1 tablespoon baking powder
  4. 1 1/2 cups warm water
  5. 4 cups shortening for frying
  6. Combine flour, salt, and baking powder.
  7. Stir in 1 1/2 cups lukewarm water.
  8. Knead until soft but not sticky.
  9. Shape dough into balls about 3 inches in diameter.
  10. Flatten into patties 1/2 inch thick, and make a small hole in the center of each patty for proper cooking
  11. 2.Fry one at a time in 1 inch of hot shortening, turning to brown on both sides. (( Or a Deep Fryer ))
  12. Drain on paper towels.
  13. Use for Indian Tacos, or serve with honey or roll in powdered sugar, or eat plain as we do.

Native American "Hoe cake"..also nicknamed "Johnny Cake".... - By Annlee

Johnny Cake was very popular during the Civil War.

Instructions

  1. 1 cup unbleached white flour
  2. 1-1/3 cups yellow cornmeal
  3. 1 tablespoon baking powder
  4. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  5. 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  6. 2 large eggs..or egg replacer
  7. 1/4 cup honey (Yay says pabear)
  8. 1 cup plain soy or nonfat milk
  9. 2 tablespoons sunflower oil cooking spray
  10. Preheat oven to 400 degrees and lightly spray a 8 inch square baking pan...In a bowl..whisk together flour, cornmeal, baking powder and salt.
  11. Stir in the cranberries and then set aside
  12. IN another bowl..whisk together eggs, milk, honey and oil..add to the dry ingredients and mix til well blended..Pour batter into prepared pan and bake until the top is lightly browned and a toothpick inserted comes out clean..about 30 minutes.
Cook time: 20 min
Ready in: 20 min
Yields: 4

" INDIAN TACOS " - By Annlee

Instructions

  1. 1lb. fried hamburger 2 cans tomatoes
  2. 1 large green pepper 1 large onion
  3. Mushrooms 1 tsp Chile spice
  4. 1lb. fried hamburger 2 cans tomatoes
  5. 1 large green pepper 1 large onion
  6. Mushrooms 1 tsp Chile spice
  7. Cooked rice, just a bit, about 1/2 cup
  8. one small can refried beans
  9. one large can of red kidney beans
  10. A few shakes of Tabasco souce.
  11. (if you like it hot add lots)
  12. Separate Toppings:
  13. Shredded cheddar cheese
  14. Shredded, 1 head of lettuce
  15. About 4 diced fresh tomatoes
  16. NOTE: Use fried Bread as the base
  17. Many people use flour tortillas from the stores. But, I like the fried bread the best!

Fry Bread true history!

By Wha-O-Chee

Original fried bread was actually not something natives ate for centuries?

Fried bread originated at the time the US Government started reservations and supplied the Indians with very few staples. The Indians not knowing how to bake bread loafs mixed the flour with water and fried them in the animal oils of the bear, buffalo and the deer in the shiny black pans they were given or traded for.

Fry bread became a staple for the natives when the government moved them from location to location and especially on the Trail of Tears when they needed to make a food they could carry while being forced marched by Kit Carson who enjoyed using the walking natives as target practice which brought forth the Cherokee Tear Dress from the scraps of clothes of those killed in the march.

Original fried bread recipe:

Flour and water made into a heavy paste.

Fried in animal fat until browned!

That is what we know as the REAL FRIED BREAD.

Today, many enjoy this deep fried food at home and at Pow Wows and over time for sale reasons only: The Indian Taco was created to boost sales.

Thank you for stopping to read!

Thank you!

How does an individual express thanks to all the visitors that read a hub creation?

This is a very neat place for individuals to express them selves and share knowledge, information and create sharings in a very unique way, and the opportunity of a social network that has a greater purpose than at a first-blush-peek?

Hub remains an adventure for every single user to discover just how fun and even more every day as they learn the ins and outs of creating a hub sharing that peaks the mind of the reader visiting the lens, and adds something greater to their life experiences?

We thank each and every visitor for your time is a precious entity that has a limited period upon Mother Earth, and in this regard you have honored us with your visit to one of our hub creations. Sometimes, we as humans get so rushed by life we simply forget to stop a moment and say: "Thank you!".

The Native American Nation is made of many individual tribes and the word of "Thank you" actually does not exist in any of our many languages: But, was a Simple Nod of the Head from one Warrior to another Warrior. This nodding had exactly the same meaning as the written words of Thank you.

We nod our heads to each visitor!

Blessings........Annlee and Bob

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Native American Winter Ice Water - By pabear48

Sometimes even in Native American Culture we can all use a laugh about life, and Winter Ice Water fits that objective.

Cook Time

Prep Time:

Total Time: 20 TO 30 MINUTES

Serves: ?

Ingredients

  • One Leather Animal Bag
  • One Tomahawk (preferably an old one)
  • Must be Winter
  • Add One Lake

Instructions

  1. Take a large animal poke container and go fill with spring water:
  2. Take your used tomahawk (hachet (axe) go cut a chunk of ice from the lake (winter only)..
  3. Add to container..wait ten minutes as the crow flies.
  4. DRINK ALL YOU WANT OF REAL NATIVE AMERICAN WINTER ICE WATER. LoL..pa

They kept attacking? By pabear48

(Story added on this sharing by request)

Let's sit right down..Have a picnic together, and share stories written by me: I am Pabear48 and my stories are interesting and unusual at times. So let us begin with a picnic atmosphere around the campfire as sparks fly and the fire crackles.

THEY KEPT ATTACKING

One wonders when this war had begun? It seems like ages ago when they first arrived and the war began. My thoughts now center on the injuries sustained while fighting off the last attacks. My hands are numb and full of tiny blisters itching and causing great discomfort. My eyes water and the tear ducts are as running rivers flowing briskly down my face. Blood oozing from the injuries reminds me they shall never give up the war they began, and yet I must win the race.

It was a peaceful sun filled morning before the war began. Birds were singing and squirrels playing with acorns across the land. Gentle winds turned and twisted the leaves which glistened in the sun as the morning dew began to dry. It was a beautiful morning for a picnic down by the Old Mill Stream.

With a basket filled with the wonders of deviled eggs and roasted chicken breasts. A jar of honey for the sweet breads freshly made in the cool of the evening yesterday. Oh..How yesterday seems so far away this moment. If I would have known then: What I know now..I would have stayed in bed and let the war pass by.

The first attack was foolish and unplanned as I sat unknowingly and unaware that war was soon at hand. It's as if from a daze I was awakened and knew war was at hand. I fought immediately in hand to hand combat. However their forces began to arrive in droves and luckily for me I had brought weapons along without thinking to use them at war. I smashed their heads with a furry never seen before. My hands moved like lightning in the wind protecting me from their blows. It was impossible to stop them as my strength was failing as they unceasingly kept attacking. I killed them. They lay at my feet and yet more kept coming. No end seemed in sight.

I was bleeding but was it only my blood? Certainly the enemy's blood was upon my hand, my arms and even splattered upon my face. I felt the pains which grew as their forces moved for the forth attack. I tried standing my ground once more. Yes! I tried but lost in the end. Mosquitoes are terrible at a picnic.

Annlee Cakes Native American Regalia and Crafts

Designs all Native American Indian pow wow and dance style items, including

seed beaded earrings, and regalia jewelry hand-crafted in traditional styles to the Native American Nation.

My seed beaded crafts are not an assembly line, and most you will find offered here are a "LIMIT OF ONE" simply because they are "hand assembled" and not mass produced. My earrings are for the distinctive addition to personal Native Regalia. Our beading is for the wearing in the Dance Circle or for personal choice of the buyer. If you find one you like I suggest considering order it before it is gone.

Welcome! We are a small family owned business.

To-Day beaded copies of designs are made commercially and in great numbers and yet there still are some traditional Medicine People who do hand-craft and create cultural styled regalia jewelry which is not commercially mass produced but are each hand crafted the traditional ways.

You can find real crafters at Pow Wows by simply asking if they can craft YOU a Special Order item with the bones and decorations YOU PICK. If they can you discovered a real traditional crafter and not a mass produced seller. It is like a REAL SEED BEAD ARTIST who can create a Special Order design of YOUR CHOICE of colored seed beads to use in the finished pattern item. Mass produced people whom are simply sellers cannot do this simple test? Hand-crafting is a learned skill and it is an art of Culture and Traditions. And, please remember just as you go to work expecting a living wage in these days: So does a genuine traditional crafter deserve the same concept and respect of their Mother Earth gifted abilities..You like one of my designs but desire different colors...We can do that!

You have found a real crafter To-Day!

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Vintage Native American Beaded Regalia

Osiyo:

In the last few weeks we have been honored to offer museum quality "Vintage Regalia" from the private collection of D.D.Dennis who has been collecting for over 50 years Native American Regalia and now exclusive from Annlee Cakes Native American Regalia and Crafts.

We thought sharing some of them in words and with photos would be a great addition to our lens sharing on seed beading.

May you enjoy seeing some that have not been seen for many many years,

First One:

Description:

Vintage Regalia Set for Women or Young Ladies

From the private collection of D.D.Dennis

Age? Unknown? But, was bought over 20 years ago by Mr. Dennis

This is a beautiful absolutely hand crafted set! Beading is extremely tight and beautiful.

Note from Annlee:

What I found very interesting upon close inspection was on the choker. The crafter used an old baby blanket as the base for seed beading the art and you can still see the baby blanket on the reverse side of the choker. We think this exemplifies how Native Americans find use in crafting and adds to the flavor of this beautiful hand crafted and designed Regalia Set.

Annlee inspected the entire set:

NO BEADS WERE FOUND TO BE MISSING on any of the items, but my inspection believes 12 yellow beads were replaced/fixed on the choker to the far end of the beading: In my opinion! Please note my finding!

Annlee rated the condition as she sees it:

Hair ties: Very good condition

Earrings are in good to moderate condition.

Choker: Moderate condition

All white leather ties are White Buckskin and show they have been worn, but are fully useable as is.

The entire set is ready to be worn in the dance Circle.

Choker: Beaded length is 12 inches

Earrings: Width 1 1/2 by 1 3/4 length

Hair ties: 4 1/2 inches long...3 1/2 inches wide

Bead colors used are red, yellow, white, iridescent purple and gun metal gray using a size 11? beads to Annlee's eyes.

This is an outstanding Regalia set for wearing into the Circle or for the avid collector and we deem them as very high quality any museum could display as example of Native American Seed Bead crafting the traditional ways. Or for that picture perfect reenactments outfit.

The re-use of using a baby blanket for backing exemplifies how Native Crafters use everything around them to craft.

Second item:

Description:

Mens or Womans Hand seed beaded moccasins.

From the private collection of D.D.Dennis

Age? Unknown? But, he bought them over 20 years ago.

They are beautiful even though a small number of beads are missing.

Right shoe has 24 missing beads, as inspected by Annlee

Left shoe has 4 missing beads, as inspected by Annlee

Annlee says they can be replaced by the new buyer if desired, but we did not do them for we did not want to take away from their vintage value and are being sold as is.

Can they be worn as is into the Great Circle? We say absolutely YES!

Are they of a quality for a collector's set? We say absolutely YES!

Museum quality for display of Native American crafting? YES!

You can see the hand cut hard leather soles were not done by any machine.

The beading is really a nice tight pattern. The hand stitching is real easy to see, follow and enjoy pondering upon.

We regard this as HIGH QUALITY Native American seed bead art designing and crafting.

They do fit Mens size 8 as we hand a friend try them on.

They do fit a woman's size 9 as we hand Annlee try them on.

The inside is very soft white buckskin. Light gray wrap around...tongue is white. Ties are soft hand cut buckskin.

The beads used colors: Red, mustard yellow, shiny purple and gun metal grey.

Beads appear size 10

They are ready to wear or display.

They have been well worn: But, the over all condition is fantastic and beautiful.

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Vintage Native American Regalia Seed Beading Art

Vintage Native American Regalia Seed Beading Art
Vintage Native American Regalia Seed Beading Art

Vintage Native American Regalia seed bead art example two

Vintage Native American Regalia seed bead art example two
Vintage Native American Regalia seed bead art example two

Vintage Native American Regalia Seed Bead Art

Vintage Native American Regalia Seed Bead Art
Vintage Native American Regalia Seed Bead Art

Vintage Moccasins very tightly beaded in the Traditional Ways

Vintage Moccasins very tightly beaded in the Traditional Ways
Vintage Moccasins very tightly beaded in the Traditional Ways

Books by Author Robert W. Vincent - Hray-Mah Series of Three Volumes

Here are some of the Writings of pabear48

NINE MONTHS PLUS ONE DAY
NINE MONTHS PLUS ONE DAY

A very humorous story as told by the developing baby from with Creator unto conception and then birth. The baby reveals the answers to age old questions: Like why do pregnant moms crave certain or odd foods? Fully illustrated making it a very useful instructional tool in aiding parents with growing children who ask questions? It will bring joy, tears and laughs to all genders. It explains the "magic wall" and the development within the womb. A babys perspective of leaving the Creator, learning all of life: And then facing death and birth! Based on a true life story! Absolutely PRO-LIFE! This is the must have book of the year!

 
Hray-Mah  Jesus Christ is Coming! (HRAY MAH Book 1)
Hray-Mah Jesus Christ is Coming! (HRAY MAH Book 1)

Hray-Mah is the Word of God shared unto mankind. Behold: Jesus returns quickly: What does that mean Today? Hray-Mah series opens the scriptures as you read your own Bible seeing the Simplicity of the Gospel of Jesus Christ of Nazareth as your First Love. Armageddon is closer than you think! Hray-Mah is A WARNING TO CHRISTIANS !....No one is left to remember why the Earth as we knew it ended that day and all life was extinguished from its face: But, the signs were all around long before it happened. The problem was no one believed the signs? Small signs appeared as earthquakes increased and storms were larger and more powerful across the entire globe as global warming brought to bare upon the lands the forces of nature even as asteroids and comets were known to be out there. Yet! We looked and prodded but no one apoke up. Ancient signs and wonders explained in many writings told of the ending before it arrived. Nevertheless, even after reading no one really was aware except those that listened to the Hray-Mah

 

Animals once talked?

Animals Once Talked ?

Told by story teller Wha-O-Chee

Many moons ago and long before the two-footed beasts appeared upon Mother Earth, the animals of the earth had voices and could talk in wide ranging conversations with the Creator of all things and of course with the Four Winds and Mother Earth.

Of all the animals the most gifted in knowledge was the turtle, and more specific the turtle called "Nodder". Now nodder was a medium size green back turtle that lived along the Great White Pine and enjoyed sun bathing upon the crystal rocks that poked from the waters. He had a good friend named "Wahtonka" who was a very fat white buffalo that roamed the Giant White Pines now and then when not eating the green grass of the plains. Wahtonka had a great gift of humor!

Many other animals lived around the waters and the Great White Pine also.

One day "Sneaky" who was a reddish brown and short haired fox was down around the waters getting a drink. He saw out on the crystal rocks sitting the wise Nodder. "Hey Nodder" he called out.

Nodder replied: "Morning Sneaky" as he raised his head to take a peek. Now Sneaky always had many reasons to converse and most of them were quite sneaky to get some thing he should not have? For Sneaky always thought of himself as quite the fox.

Sneaky called out: " Have you seen Mother Earth this day?" and Nodder replied she was by and by the Great White Pine talking with Wahtonka about going forth into the grass lands and not playing under the Great White Pine. He is so stubborn at times?

Sneaky spoke up saying: "Well I wanted to see her and ask what it is that I found just below the needles of the Great White Pine and is it good for me to eat?"

"What did you find?" asked Nodder.

" I do not know? That is why I wanted to talk with Mother Earth." stated Sneaky. "However, it is round and dark and even pink and makes funny noises? And it wiggles and crawls all around the Great White Pine. And, it smells like it would be good food to eat."

Nooder agreed it was a good question for Mother Earth.

It was then both heard the trees rumble and the ground shake and leaves were falling all over the waters. They knew it had to be Wahtonka heading on down for a drink of cold refreshing water.

As he entered the clearing Wahtonka bellowed out: "Good day Nodder and also you Sneaky". Both replied almost together to Wahtonka, "Afternoon".

Sneaky spoke up first to Wahtonka: "Is Mother Earth still around for I heard she was talking with you this day?". In response Wahtonka stated: " She was, but now she is gone to the far far place where the Moon sets along the Great Waters and will not be back this day."

"Nuts" said Sneaky for he had a question for her. Sneaky spoke up saying: "Well I wanted to see her and ask what it is that I found just below the needles of the Great White Pine and is it good for me to eat? And, it is round and dark and even pink and makes funny noises? And it wiggles and crawls all around the Great White Pine. And, it smells like it would be good food to eat."

Wahtonka broke our with a rumbled laughter. "You foolish fox always thinking of your stomach and not of the greater things upon our lands, I know what you discovered and found for I found it yesterday and also wanted to know what it is from Mother Earth but never did I consider it to be eaten or as food and fodder".

Nodder spoke: " So you do know what Sneaky also found?"

"Yes" said the deep throat-ed voice of Wahtonka. "She explained it to me." And, immediately Sneaky broke in and said " Can I eat it? "

"No, No you cannot eat the dark and even pink thing that crawls. For Mother Earth told me SHE JUST MADE MAN.

Just the beginning and never the ending: Wha-O-Chee

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Pregnant? Or a new Mother to Be!

Human life remains a mystery and the thing about pregnancy is that it just happens.

We have designed some of the funniest artworks to announce your pregnancy to the new daddy or to family and friends. We have placed this design on hundreds of beautiful and useful home and office products including clothing, drink ware and more at our Shop.

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Our pregnancy section just opened and is ready for everyone to explore and have fun finding just what they need to announce the new baby arriving to everyone.

Blessings........Annlee

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