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Chief Bearskin's ultimate vision was to provide healthcare to all Tribal Citizens. It has taken several years and a lot of work by many people, now through the final efforts of Chief Friend we are seeing Chief Bearskin’s dream become a reality for ALL Tribal Citizens nationwide!
“Of all the savage allies of Great Britain in the West, the Wyandots were the most powerful. This arose not so much from the number of their warriors, as from their superior intelligence. Their long association with the French at Detroit, and, after that post fell into the possession of Great Britain, with its later occupants, had advanced them in many respects over the surrounding nations.”
Butterfield, C. W. An Historical Account of the Expedition Against Sandusky Under Col. William Crawford In 1782. Cincinnati: Robert Clarke & Co, 1873. print. (164-5)
Many people ask the question, “Are the Wyandotte Huron?” History states that we are predominately of the Tionontati tribe and the Tionontati were never admitted into the Huron (Wendat) Confederacy; however, we do have connections to the Huron through the Attignawantan who were the founding tribe of the Huron. The Wyandotte Nation consists of remnants of the Tionontati, Attignawantan and Wenrohronon (Wenro), all unique independent tribes, who united in 1649-50 after being defeated by the Iroquois Confederacy. A simple answer to a very complicated question is no, the Wyandotte Nation was not part of the Huron Confederacy proper as the Wyandotte truly didn’t exist until after the fall of the Huron Confederacy.
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THIS WEEKS IN-STORE & ONLINE SPECIALS:
Start your Christmas shopping for those hard to buy for people!
SHAWLS, hand fringed, ready to wrap! $10 Off plain, $20 off decorated!
KNIVES, made by Master Knife maker Deryl Wright with the Tribal logo
and a deer bone handle knife by a Cherokee artisan, 20% OFF!
Use coupon code SHARP
Native American Herbal Tea, reg. $4.50, now $3.50
Good through November 29th, 2014.
Check out the profiles of a couple of Wyandotte Artists by clicking on this picture then Next!
Scroll to the bottom of this page to see the newest items available for purchase!
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Wyandotte Nation Childrens T-Shirts
Wyandotte Princess Childrens T-Shirts
This pretty pink Princess T-shirt will look adorable on your little Indian Princess!
Embroidered detail. Sorry! Sold out of Medium and XLarge sizes.
Wyandotte Nation Hat, light winter fabric. One size fits most. Embroidered.
"KWA-HOO-SHA-HA-KE" Chief Leaford Bearskin
American Indian Warrior Hero, Soft-bound Book on the life of Chief Leaford Bearskin Available Qty: 98
Turtle Logo Decal
Easy to put on your vehicle glass Available Qty: 48
Healing Spirit CD
Native flute and acoustic guitar.
Take a journey of enchantment as you experience the soothing sounds of this unique musical composition by Richard Stepp, United Cherokee Tribe, & Rick McKee, United Keetoowah Band of Cherokees. Available Qty: 1
In the Wigwams of the Wyandots: The Story of Jonathan Pointer
Title: In the Wigwams of the Wyandots: The Story of Jonathan Pointer
Author: Myrtle Felkner
Publisher: K.Q. Associates, 1984
Length 83 pages
These are new books but must have been ordered for our library, as they have a library card in the back. No extra charge for that!
SALE!!! Wyandotte Nation T-Shirts
Now $15! Choose your color and size!
Choose in the colors shown! We also have necklaces and bracelets to match!
Heart of the Buffalo CD
Native flute and acoustic guitar.
Take a journey of enchantment as you experience the soothing sounds of this unique musical composition by Richard Stepp, United Cherokee Tribe, & Rick McKee, United Keetoowah Band of Cherokees. Available Qty: 2
Our colorful logo on the front and the explanation of what it symbolizes on the back!
Ceramic, 11 oz mugs. Get a set to give out as personal gifts for your family and friends or to add to your own home collection.
Wyandotte Cookbook II
Recipes from our Tribal Members and employees sure to please!
Sorry, the first one is sold out and no longer available!
Heritage of the Wyandots
and "The Armstrong Story"
by Paul Armstrong Youngman
Traditional Wandat Wampum Earrings by Ronnie Burnside!
Wampum is a traditional sacred shell of the Eastern Woodlands tribes of the indigenous people of North America from the North Atlantic channeled whelk shell; and the white and purple shells/beads made from the Quahog, which is an Eastern North Atlantic hard-shelled clam. Value is all about color. The more purple a shell has, the more it is worth. EACH PIECE IS UNIQUE, earrings will be similar in size and color amount but will not be identical. Comes with a Certificate of Authenticity verifying it is hand crafted by an Indian artisan. Available Qty: 1
Traditional Wandat Wampum Pendant Necklace by Ronnie Burnside!
Wampum is a traditional sacred shell of the Eastern Woodlands tribes of the indigenous people of North America that has been used as currency for trading, creating belts to commemorate treaties or historical events, and for gifts of importance. The white and purple shells come from the Quahog, which is an Eastern North Atlantic hard-shelled clam. Value is all about color. The more purple a shell has, the more it is worth. Each piece is unique! (beads on the necklace are not Wampum). Comes with a Certificate of Authenticity verifying it is hand crafted by an Indian artisan. Available Qty: 5
Huron (North American Indians Today series)
by Authors Autumn Libal & Martha McCollough, 96 pages, published in 2004
The used books have been library books and have those bindings, stamps, some wear, etc.
The new books do not have any of those markings and are perfect for collectors.
Many things have changed since this book was printed 10 years ago but there is still much information about the Wyandotte Nation of Oklahoma and a look back in time to see how far we have come! These are hardcover and features a photo of former Princess, Molly DeWeese, working out at the Bearskin Fitness Center. LIMITED SUPPLY! Available Qty: 2
EXCLUSIVE! Beaded Turtle Necklace by Kim Garcia!
This commissioned piece from beading designer Kim Gray Garcia is hand beaded by Kim herself!
A limited number will be added one at a time as they are completed. Truly a WYANDOTTE item!
These will not be sold anywhere else. Check back if you see 'SOLD OUT'. Comes with a Certificate of Authenticity verifying it is hand crafted by an Indian artisan. Available Qty: 1
Red & Silver Silicone 'Wyandotte Nation' Bracelet
The kids love these and some adults do too!
*Primitive Knife with Deer Bone Handle
These are made by a Cherokee artist and are pretty cool! Only 2 available and we never know if there will be more. Price is for one knife. Available Qty: 2
Little Turtle Purses
These are really cute! Your choice of brown or green!
Zip with detachable strap.
Hand Crafted leather moccasins for your little one!
Cute as they are or add your own beading!
Plain or beaded, these are adorable.
Beaded ones will be coming soon! Available Qty: 4
Wyandotte, the Story of a Namesake 1649-1818
By Richard Buchko
The town of Wyandotte, Michigan, was named for the Wyandots, a Native American tribe who settled along the shores of the Detroit River. The true history of the Wyandots, and how the city became named for them, has never been told - until now. The Wyandots were never that quiet, sedate, "cultured" tribe as depicted in most Wyandotte histories. They were warriors and traders, peace loving but known for passion and violence where needed. Almost exterminated, first by their Native American enemies, and later by the Europeans and even the United States government, the Wyandots were - and are today - survivors.
Beaded Bracelets in Wyandotte Tribal Colors!
Beautiful Hand Beaded Bracelets in our Red & Black Tribal Colors!
Styles vary so if you see a specific one you want, email me and we will make sure you get the right one for you! ( firstname.lastname@example.org)
These beaded lighters are so cool! Comes with a regular Bic lighter but similar brand lighters fit snugly inside the beaded holder. 3 to choose from! Only one each available. Available Qty: 3
Lest We Forget: A Brief Sketch of Wyandot County's History (Ohio)
This 54 page booklet was written by Thelma R. Marsh in 1977, Upper Sandusky, OH. Available Qty: 10
Daughter of Grey Eyes: The Story of Mother Solomon
Wyandot. Written in 1984 by Thelma R. Marsh, 60 page booklet. Available Qty: 9
Wyandotte Nation Lapel/Hat Pins
These 1" pins look great!
Metal pins with clutch backs.
Native School Supplies!
Beautiful Handcrafted Fringed Shawls
SALE!!! Regularly $75, this week $65! These ceremonial shawls would make a wonderful Christmas gift for anyone that enjoys Pow-wows or to display and pass down to the next generation! The Tribal Elders have been working hard and have spent many hours producing these hand fringed shawls. No two are exactly alike. Choose your colors today!
Gorgeous Gourd and Shell Bowl
Caleb Garcia-Fancy Dancer Postcard
A Postcard to commemorate the First Wyandotte Nation Tribal Member to be brought into the Pow-wow arena and roached as a Fancy Dancer. This happened at the 25th Anniversary of the Pow-wow in Wyandotte, Oklahoma, this September, 2014. Available Qty: 246
Painted Feather Hat Pin
Painted by an awesome Oklahoma Indian Artist, these are sure to please!
Wooden Turtle Plaques
Wyandotte Turtle engraved and painted on these plaques!
Stomp Dance Blues CD
By Wyandotte artist Gerald Hurt, signed
Beaded Key Ring with Leather Fringe
Choose your color! Sorry, the Blue one sold!
Beautifully Beaded, several colors and designs to choose from! Sorry, #1 is sold!
Native American Herbal & Green Tea
SALE! Regularly $4.50, this week $3.50! Brought to us from another Native Tribe. Try all of them!
Indian Love Tea
Chief Leaford Bearskin Postcard
Girls Traditional Dress by Janie Cole!
Clothing hand made by a Wyandotte Tribal member Janie Cole. Consists of a long top/ dress and skirt with matching trim. Currently have a 5 in stock. Available Qty: 1
Long Sleeve T-Shirt with Turtle Logo*
Long Sleeve T-Shirt with Turtle Logo. This design has been popular with Tribal Members! S-XXL, we will be adding 3X & 4X soon! Colors in stock vary per size.
Hooded Zippered Sweatshirt
These look great with our Tees!
50% Cotton/50% Polyester by Jerzees.
Zippered front with hood. Logo is embroidered.
Will have more sizes soon!
by Authentic Indian Crafstman.
Horse hair accents.
One of a Kind!
Newly knapped arrowheads in a nice wooden shadowbox frame.
Also comes in OU design.
This multi-colored striped blanket is designed with a water-resistant backing, so ground moisture won’t inhibit a team outing.
A Velcro® flap with a handle secures the bag into a roll so it can easily be stored and carried to your destination. Store a snack, car keys, tickets or a map in the zippered pocket on the front flap.
Size: 59" x 53". Available Qty: 32
Knapped Glass Arrowhead on Cedar Base
An original Roark creation. Etched wording and/or pictures.
Each one is unique. These flew off the shelves during our Open House/Pow-wow Weekend!
Can be custom made for you! Available Qty: 2
Men's Ribbon Shirt by Janie Cole!
Handcrafted by Wyandotte Tribal Member Janie Cole.
A must have to show your native pride. Can't find these at Wal-mart!
Sterling Silver and Black Onyx Necklace
Beautiful craftsmanship on this 7 Stone, Black Onyx Necklace by Navaho Jewelry Artist/Silversmith Peterson Johnson, who is self-taught and has won numerous awards throughout the Southwest and whose work is sought by collectors around the world. All of his jewelry is crafted with skill and precision to last a lifetime and be passed along to many generations.
Sterling Silver and Black Onyx Ring
Large Black Onyx Stone with detailed silver leaf design.
Sterling Silver and Black Onyx Bracelet
Beautiful bracelet by Navaho Jewelry Silversmith Peterson Johnson
Sterling Silver and Black Onyx Earrings
Stunning! By Navaho Silversmith Peterson Johnson
Shown with matching bracelet, priced separately.
*Stag Handle Knife by Deryl Wright!
What MANY of us have been waiting for! This knife by Tribal Member Deryl Wright, Master Knife Maker, would be great for any collection! His knives are excellent quality and come with the hand sewn leather sheath made specifically for each knife. This one has a Stag handle, Makers initials and Tribal Logo on the blade. Tribal Logo is also stamped on the sheath.
Painted Warrior on a gourd
Painted Warrior on a gourd by Cherokee artist, Dino Oogeloot Kingfisher. A familiar and popular artist in Oklahoma, we are very happy to have several of his new items in the shop!
*Knife with Black Buffalo Horn Handle & Sheath by Deryl Wright!
These knives by Master Knife Maker, Tribal Member Deryl Wright, are so well made and have the maker and Tribal Logo on each one! They are collectible but also very functional and durable. Comes with a hand sewn leather sheath, custom made for this knife.
*Knife with Natural Maple Handle by Deryl Wright!
Super knife by Master Knife Maker, Tribal Member Deryl Wright.
Marked with Tribal logo and Makers name on the blade, this knife also comes with a custom leather sheath.
Overall length: 8.5"
Blade length: 3.5"
*Blue Stabilized Maple Handle & Blue Stingray Sheath by Deryl Wright!
Beautiful knife and one of our favorites by Master Knife Maker, Tribal Member Deryl Wright!
Overall length: 8"
Blade length 3.5"
Not much tougher than a Stingray!
*Collectible Knife by Deryl Wright!
Gorgeous knife has Westinghouse Micarta handle with Cocoa Bola ends, butt cap and spacers.
Micarta is a very durable material that is very difficult to damage making it virtually wear resistant! Finished to a high polish, it looks a lot like real ivory without the cracking and expense of real ivory.
Comes with custom hand sewn leather sheath, it also has the Tribal emblem and Makers mark.
Overall length: 8.5"
Blade length: 4"
Silver Turtle Necklace
Beautiful stone on this one!
Silver and Stone Little Turtle Necklace
Nice little turtle necklace on silver chain, blue and red stone
Turquoise and Purple Turtle Necklace
We also have matching earrings (in purple or turquoise). Available Qty: 1
Red Beaded Necklace by Kim Garcia!
Another unique design from Tribal Member Kim Garcia.
In Red, Green, or White, your little one will look cute in this versatile onesie by Rabbit Skins.
Our turtle logo is embroidered on the front.
A Modern Day Guide to Massage for Children, hardcover book by Tina Allen!
In A Modern Day Guide to Massage for Children, award winning author, international lecturer, authority on pediatric massage, and Tribal Member, Tina Allen, provides families and professionals with a beautifully illustrated, easy to follow guide to incorporating nurturing touch into the lives of children.
With Allen’s innovatively designed book, we have at our fingertips, safe, simple tips and techniques for addressing child development, health and common childhood discomforts from improving sleep to comforting growing pains. The variety of interactive rhymes, stories and massage routines opens the door for nurturing connection, while Amelia Gutierrez’ whimsical, yet sophisticated illustrations will appeal to readers of all ages.This year we were fortunate to have Tina here during our Gathering and Pow-Wow weekend and she graciously held classes for Tribal Members and the community.
HOODED TAFFETA /FLEECE LINED JACKET*
Available in red or black, these comfy jackets were a popular item at our Pow-Wow this year! We now have size 3XL. Features our embroidered Turtle Logo, an outer shell of 100% nylon taffeta * Body, sleeves and hood lined with 75% polyester/13% rayon/12% cotton grey heather fleece * Center front zipper with inside storm flap * Hood with drawcord and sliders * Set-in sleeves * Reinforced slash front pockets with zippers * Elastic cuffs and bottom band * Water-resistant * Machine-washable Available Qty: 2
Turtle Necklace and Earrings
Beautiful stones set in sterling silver. Available Qty: 1
Choose from the Wyandotte Nation Honor Guard, our Tribal Chiefs & Princess, or Chief Friend!
Beautiful Decorated Handcrafted Fringed Shawls
SALE! Regularly $95, this week $75! These ceremonial shawls would make a wonderful Christmas gift for anyone that enjoys Pow-wows or to display and pass down to the next generation! The Tribal Elders have been working hard and have spent many hours producing these hand fringed shawls. Appliqued flower decorations. Only two available at this time. Available Qty: 2
Turtle Baby Bib
This terry cloth bib is perfect for the little Wyandotte! Trimmed in red, the Tribal Logo (Turtle) is embroidered on the front. Snap closure in the back.
Sage & Cedar Smudge Sticks
Our smudge sticks are approximately 8” x 1½”. The use of sage is for healing. The smoke is used to bless, cleanse and heal the person or object being smudged. Sage is used to 'wash off' the outside world when one enters ceremony or other sacred space. Objects are likewise washed off with sage medicine smoke to rid them of unwanted influences.
Cedar is a medicine of protection. Cedar trees are very old, wise and powerful spirits. Cedar is often used to cleanse a home or apartment when first moving in, inviting unwanted spirits to leave and protecting a person, place or object from unwanted influences.
Glass Pitcher with Turtle Logo
This versatile glass pitcher is perfect for tea, beer, and other beverages.
Etched with our favorite turtle.
Etched Glasses with Turtle Logo in 2 styles!
These glasses are just the right size for your favorite cold beverage and look great with our Turtle Logo! Choose either of 2 slightly different styles. $8.50 each. (Pitcher sold separately)
OU or OSU Arrowheads in frame
The favorite teams of Oklahoma! Show your team spirit native style with OU or OSU spelled out in ancient arrowhead pieces! Most if not all of these arrowheads were found along Lost Creek that runs through Wyandotte! Perfect gift for that sports fan!
Painted Feathers by Oogleloot!
These 5x7 framed painted feathers are by Cherokee Artist, Dino Kingfisher, who is a favorite here at the Tribe. Each one is unique and would be a terrific gift!
KC in Ancient Arrowheads
This is for those KC Chiefs fans! Being close to the Missouri border, we have to have something for everyone! Most if not all of these arrowhead pieces were found along Lost Creek.
The Big Turtle
This renditon of our Turtle is shaped in ancient arrowheads collected over many years.
Great on your home or office wall. Only one of these available! Available Qty: 1
This print is signed by the artist and looks great in the frame made from old barn wood.
More painted feathers by Oogleloot! Packaged and ready for you to frame. Available Qty: 4
Framed Painted Feather
It is very rare that this artist paints a woman! Very nice painted feather in frame, double matted.
These are really nice painted feathers. Ties attach it to whatever you want. Chose a Turtle or a Painted Pony.
9 Stone Silver Bracelet
Beautiful colors in the stones and nice sterling silver!
Large Stone Silver Bracelet
The craftsmanship is apparent in this beautiful bracelet!
Available Qty: 1
Handcrafted Sterling Silver Earrings
Stunning earrings! Silver wire earrings with gorgeous stones.
Available Qty: 1
6 Turtle Necklace
6 Bone Turtles on this one of a kind beaded necklace! Available Qty: 1
Silver Cross with Turquoise Stone Necklace
The picture does not do it justice. Nice size and design on the cross.
Available Qty: 1
Yourowquains, a Wyandot Indian Queen
Historical biography of Caty Sage, a five year old white girl, kidnapped from her home in Elk Creek, Virginia in 1792. She was carried on horseback to a Cherokee Indian camp, where she was traded by her kidnappers to a Cherokee tribe. In Ohio she was adopted by Wyandot Indians and named "Yourowquains." At seventeen she married Tarhe, Chief of the Wyandots. You will recognize a lot of Wyandot names and read many a harrowing tale of her life as an Indian. Order today and learn the rest of her story. Hardcover. New $24.00, Used $21.00
Native American Pow-wow Style Beaded Earrings!
Beautiful beading, some shaped like stars or hearts, some with mirrors, all with the color, shine, and bling that will make you sparkle! Makes a dazzling Christmas present!
Double Pow-wow Bling Earrings!
Beaded Beauties with DOUBLE the color, shine, and bling that will make you sparkle!
Fry Bread Mix
Perfect for camping or when you just need some fry bread in a hurry! Add warm water to make wonderful Indian tacos, meat pies and fry bread, which is delicious served with honey. Add milk to make other favorites such as fluffy pancakes, biscuits and waffles. Available in two pound bags.
Horse Hair Pottery Vase
Great colors! About 6-8" tall. During the making of these pieces, horse hair is put onto the piece and burns into the vase. The carbon left behind leaves beautiful unpredictable lines of various thicknesses. Once the pot cools, it is cleaned, waxed and buffed. This is a wonderful process that results in a beautiful piece of pottery.
These handmade arrows are flying off the shelf! Seriously, 2 were sold before we ever got them on the shelf!
Each arrow is crafted from Poplar wood with real feathers, artificial sinew and a stone arrowhead tip. Will try to post a better picture soon. Available Qty: 9
Beaded Earrings, Many Varieties
Sure to be something you would like! All hand beaded.
Hand sewn, small leather bag on a leather string. Hand Painted Turtle. Available Qty: 3
6x8 Ceramic Native American Art Tiles
Reproductions of Jeanne Rorex Bridge's original Native American paintings are printed "into" ceramic art tiles leaving a beautiful satin finish glaze over the painting! The easel backs have hinged hangers and, therefore, are ready to set or hang as soon as you open your order!
Native American Art Cutting Boards
Tempered Glass Cutting Boards
These 8" by 12" glass boards are very durable with a choice of painting images.
You look through the glass to see the colorful painting below.
They are also attractive enough to decorate your countertop, coffee table or desk.
Native American Art Coasters
PRACTICAL GIFTS OF USABLE ART!
Quality Absorbent Sandstone Coasters in Beautiful Images & Colors.
A large selection of images, each from an original
Jeanne RorexBridges painting.
Coasters are 4 inches in diameter with a cork backing.
Mix them up or match them up!
Wyandotte Nation Cap!
Red, White and Black, embroidered with our Turtle Logo.
Velcro closure in the back. Available Qty: 1
Khaki Cap with Tribal Logo
Plain and simple, this is a nice cap!
Velcro closure in the back.
Youth Cap in Tribal Colors!
Can't leave the young out! This is a very nice cap with embroidered logo.
Velcro closure in the back.
Brown Suede Cap with Tribal Logo
Very nice to the touch and nice to look at!
Embroidery shows up well on this cap.
Tribal Camo Cap
Olive cap with camo trim on the bill by Realtree.
Embroidered logo. Adjustable strap on back.
One size fits most.
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