Hi Kelly, I received my chinks, and I am really happy with the product. Also I want to thank you for your help and advice. Regards, John (Bethlehem, South Africa) (12-21-08)
Native American Beadwork, Crafts
Native American Beadwork by Shoshone Bannock Tribes
Shoshonean Nation geographically existed over the territories from Mexico to Canada. We were hunters and gathers who moved with the seasons to gather various foods and products. We called ourselves the names of the food we ate (Augi Dika, Tuka Dika, Coo chun Dika) from our geographical areas. Some of the tribes composed of the nation are tribes known today as the Shoshones, Bannock, Paiute, Comanche, Hopi, Ute, Cahuilla, Mission, and other linguistic Uto Aztecan speaking groups.
The Shoshones and Bannocks entered into peace treaties in 1863 and 1868 known today as the Fort Bridger Treaty. The Fort Hall Reservation was reserved for the various tribes under the treaty agreement.
We at B Bar B are fortunate to be located only about 15 miles from Fort Hall. This allows us access to the unique crafts of Native American artists and lets us bring to you those products. Each item is an individual and unique piece of artwork handcrafted by Shoshone Bannock tribal members. Each piece incorporates their pride, heritage, and their skilled craftsmanship which has been passed down through generations.