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Tribally Owned Cultural Center & Museum Shops

If you’re looking for distinctive gifts for the holiday season and beyond, you’ll find a treasure trove of unique and often hand-crafted items at tribally owned museums and cultural centers around the country. Below are just a few of of our favorite items on sale now. (Please note, because many of these items are one-of-a-kind, AIANTA makes no promise they’ll still be available when you’re ready to shop. But feel free to click the links below each item to search all these online stores at your leisure.)

Marble Coasters

These adorable 4″ tumbled Italian marble squares are exclusive to the Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum Store and come in a choice of themes: Seminole Patchwork, Baskets or Seminole Dolls. Made in the USA..

Ah-Tah-Thi Ki Museum Store

(Seminole Tribe of Florida)
Clewiston, Flordia
seminole-store.com

Acacia Wood Bowls

Each acacia bowl is hand painted by Kodiak artist Sandee Drabek and features local flora and fauna. Bowls come with salad servers painted to match.

Alutiiq Museum Store

(Kodiak Alutiiq)
Kodiak, Alaska
alutiiqmuseum.org

Mohican Nation Library / Museum T-Shirts

Pick up this colorful t-shirt, available in a variety of colors, featuring the iconic wik-wam (wigwam) located on the grounds of the Arvid E. Miller Library/Museum.

Arvid E. Miller Library/Museum Gift Shop

(Stockbridge-Munsee Community Band of Mohican Indians)
Bowler, Wisconsin
www.mohican.com/gift-shop/

Canoe by Eric Canty

The Catawba never used wheels, paints or slip-poured methods for their pottery. They were all done by hand with pipe or pan clay or a mixture of the two and fired in outdoor firing pits or fire places. This heritage piece by Catawba potter Eric Canty was created using those time-honored traditions.

Catawba Cultural Preservation Project

(Catawba Indian Nation)
Rock Hill, South Carolina
catawbaindiancrafts.com

Sweetgrass Moccasins Ornament

These beautiful, handwoven, sweetgrass moccasins are a must for your holiday collection.

Citizen Potawatomi Gift Shop

(Citizen Potawatomi Nation)
Shawnee, Oklahmoma
potawatomi.org

Beaded Coin Purse

These beaded coin purses are produced by artisans from Shoshone-Bannock Tribes, considered to be among the finest producers of beadwork in North America, 

Donzia Gift Shop

(Shoshone-Bannock Tribes)
Fort Hall, Idaho
donzia-gift-shop.myshopify.com

Night Horse Note Card

Dustin Twist (Oglala Sioux), a modern conceptual artist, has created notecards inspired by the Fairburn Agate, and the natural patterns found within the South Dakota’s state gemstone. Each card features hand-drawn tribute to the landscapes, skies, wild life, culture, spirit and history of the Great Plains of the West.

The Heritage Center (Red Cloud Indian School)

(Lakota)
Pine Ridge, South Dakota
redcloudschool.shop

Canned Sockeye Salmon

This private label canned sockeye salmon is shipped directly from Icy Strait Point in Hoonah, Alaska.

Icy Strait Point Cannery Museum

(Alaska Native, Tlingit)
Hoonah, Alaska
icystraitpoint.com

Quilter Doll

This quilting doll is crafted with violet mink fur.

Ilanka Cultural Center

(Native Village of Eyak)
Cordova, Alaska
ilankaculturalcenter.com

Red Plains Pipe with Beaded Pipe Bag

The small red plains pipe bowl is about 4 inches long and 2-3 inches high with a 12 inch pine or cedar stem. Choose from a pre-selected design or have one custom-made.

“Keepers” Gift Shop

Online shop for Keepers of the Sacred Tradition of Pipemakers
Pipestone, Minnesota
pipekeepers.org

Ethnobotany Project: Contemporary Uses of Native Plants

The Ethnobotany Project documents the contemporary uses of native plants of profound importance to the intellectual, spiritual and cultural vitality of California Indian people, from the Chumash territories to the Paipai and Kiliwa territories in Baja California.

Malki Museum

(Caifornia Indian Tribes; Cahuilla Indians)
Banning, California
malkimuseum.org

Birch Bark Ornament Trio

This ornaments trio, handmade by Nancy Foster (Mille Lacs Ojibwe), includes a miniature canoe, tipi and a basket 

Mille Lacs Indian Museum & Trading Post

( Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe)
Onamia, Minnesota
(Online shop operated by the Minnesota Historical Society)
shop.mnhs.org

“Cherokee Syllabary” Scarf

This “Cherokee Syllabary” Scarf has the entire Cherokee alphabet written on it. Sequoyah’s syllabary uses 85 symbols to represent all the sounds in the Cherokee language. 100% silk.

Museum of the Cherokee Indian

(Cherokee)
Cherokee, North Carolina
store.cherokeemuseum.org

Birch Bark Picture Frame

Showcase your loved ones in this three-panel, 4 x 6 birch bark picture frame created by Native artist Stephan McClellan.

Native Direct

(Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan)
Online store for the Ziibiwing Center of Anishinabe Culture and Lifeway
Mt. Pleasant, Michigan
nativedirect.com

Sassafrass Bundles

Make Sassafrass tea at home with these individually packaged bundles.

Seminole Nation Museum

(Seminole Nation)
Wewoka, Oklahoma
seminolenationmuseum.org

Soapstone Shawl Dancer

Soapstone woman shawl dancer with a butterfly carved on back of her arm designed by artist Tom Huff..

Seneca Iroquois National Museum Gift Shop

(Seneca Nation of Indians)
Salamanca, New York
senecamuseum.org

Hummingbird Drum

Handmade hide drum with formline hummingbird and flower design by Alutiiq/Tlingit artist Aaron Phillips.

Sealaska Heritage Institute

(Southeast Alaska Native)
Juneau, Alaska
sealaska-heritage-store.myshopify.com

Ribbonwork Lanyard

These custom-designed lanyards feature the Shawnee Tribe Cultural Center ribbonwork design logo.

Shawnee Tribe Cultural Center

(Shawnee)
Miami, Oklahoma
shawneeculture.org

Pueblo Pottery Mugs

To commemorate the opening of the Starbucks at Avanyu Plaza in Albuquerque, New Mexico–the first Native American-owned Starbucks–Shumakolowa celebrated by commissioning Pueblo artisans to design Starbucks-style clay mugs. The series was so popular, a second and a third series have now been commissioned. (Pictured: Designed by Hubert Candelario, Pueblo of San Felipe.)

Shumakolowa

(19 Pueblos of New Mexico)
Albuquerque, New Mexico
shumakolowa.com

“In Honor of Our People” Custom Blanket

The People’s Center staff collaborated with Native-owned Eighth Generation to design this blanket representing the Salish, Kootenai, and Pend d’Oreille Tribes.

Sqelixw-Aqlsmaknik (The People’s Center)

(Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes)
Pablo, Montana
Phone orders only.
peoplescenter.org

Coyote Was Going There

This collection of 116 traditional American Indian stories from Oregon Tribes also includes songs, prayers, calendrical information, personal memoirs and peace treaty speeches.

Tamástslikt Cultural Institute

(Cayuse, Umatilla and Walla Walla Tribes)
Pendleton, Oregon
www.tamastslikt.org

Whle there are many incredible Native-owned art markets, galleries and other shops around the country, the suggestions above are pulled strictly from onlie shiops of tribally-owned museums and cultural centers around the U.S..

Did we miss your facility? Send us an email to info@aianta.org and we’ll be sure to add you to our shopper’s guide.

 

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