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Why do we group Native art and natural art together in this group? I did this simply because many Native American crafts are made from natural materials.

All materials must be naturally forested--no harming animals or plants. Leatherwork or taxidermy is fine, as long as the animal was not killed specifically for that purpose and you used the entire animal, without wasting any part of it.

Feel free to give us your etsy or ebay link if you sell nature or Native American crafts (or supplies related to those things). We'll feature the link and what you sell in group info if you need to get your shop started. The list will be started here:
CreativeNative54: Handmade Choctaw Crafts www.etsy.com/shop/CreativeNati…

This group is to honor those artists inspired by nature and Native American cultures. We love nature and Native cultures and we won't tolerate any hate for it. This group recognizes that there are many Native cultures that are still thriving today. If you, in any way, disrespect a Native tribe, you will be blocked. If you are confused on what is disrespectful, please visit thisisnotnative.tumblr.com and check out the links they provide.

Don't submit to the featured folder. Leave that up to me. ^_^ I've been letting that one slide because I don't want to reject something I want in the group, but I ask that you PLEASE leave submitting to featured up to me. Anything that goes in featured will also be in their respected folders.

Anyone here is allowed, regardless of race, ethnicity, sexuality, religion, or tribe. You can make Native art without being Native American. But remember, we're all here in this group to coexist and to love each other and our earth. So please, no hate art. I will delete it.

If you break any of these rules, I'll send you a message with a warning. If you continue to break rules, I'll consider banning you from the group.

To those who do not know what the Mesoamerican art folder is for, it's basically for artwork of the Mayan/Incan/Olmec/Aztec/etc tribes.

Also, I would like to remind you of the Indian Arts and Crafts Law that prohibits anyone from selling/marketing an object as Native American if they are not from an indigenous Native American tribe. Please, if you are selling and are not Native American, do not market your items as authentic Native American crafts. Thank you!
Thanks guys for cooperating! We're also accepting related affiliates if you want to affiliate your group.

Happy crafting!

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This group focuses on art inspired by nature, specifically crafts, or inspired by Native American culture. This can include leatherwork, woodwork, Native American beading, anything made from things naturally forested from nature. If using natural materials (such as animal bones, pine cones, leather, bark, acorns, etc) you must specify that you took these items without force. Never strip bark, acorns, or anything of the sort from a tree.
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If you're in the Indiana/Michigan/Pokagon Potawatomi area, I encourage you to come to the Kee-Boon-Mein-Kaa Powwow in Dowagiac, Michigan at Rodger's Lake September 1st and 2nd. If you see me, feel free to say hi, although you probably won't see me with all the people there...or know what I look like. I won't be running a stand, but I will be there for the Grand Opening and will hopefully be dancing later on in the ceremony. There is food and crafts for sale, lots of dancing and music, and friendly people. Sadly, I will not be in regalia, but if you are of the Potawatomi tribe and own regalia you are welcome to wear it.
I hope some of you are able to make it!
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BootShopStory Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013   Artist
Thx :)
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ultimaterave Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist
Thanks for accepting my art!
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Bloodstainedhowl Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Student General Artist
You should have a folder for beadwork since you have regalia and such =3
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ninjatastic-becca Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the suggestion! We'll put that up.
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Bloodstainedhowl Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Student General Artist
Coolio~ Glad you liked my suggestion.
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reedymanedkelpie Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Professional General Artist
Hi. Your group has a good focus. One thing, "humane leatherwork or taxidermy" is a good idea, but I think it hardly exists. Sale of animal's skins is part of the profits of animal industries. Sometimes you can find dead animals, but usually not in a state suitable for taxidermy. Feathers can be found though.
Some people like to say, 'Well, eating animals and using their body parts is all part of the circle of life", but how many of those people would want to become some animal's dinner, or have their head stuffed and displayed on a wall? If it were humans 'beneath the wheel' we wouldn't support it.
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ninjatastic-becca Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for bringing that to our attention. What I wanted to make clear was that they were not using any inhumane ways of killing the animal. Or, that they killed the animal and ate its meat instead of wasting the rest for its fur and skin. If you could clarify a better way to word this, that would be great. Thank you.
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reedymanedkelpie Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Professional General Artist
I don't know if killing is ever humane, since it means damaging a body so badly that life ends. Perhaps you mean something like 'not killed in any way that causes pain or fear' (there are a few ways), and 'using the entire animal, without wasting any part of it' (?)
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ninjatastic-becca Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That sounds good. I'll use that instead. Thank you very much for pointing it out!
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Aztecatl13 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012
Tiahue Mexica!!
Ahuacabo Gurocoel!!
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