The Navajo tribe migrated from Canada to the American Southwest about a thousand years ago. By the 15th century, Navajo were widely settled there, particularly in the northeastern region of Arizona and bordering areas. When the Spanish returned to region in 1692 to squash the Pueblo Revolt, many Pueblo people sought refuge with the Navajo.

This cultural exchange had a profound and lasting impact on Navajo culture. From the Pueblo peoples, the Navajo learned how to weave blankets from wool and how to make pottery. In the late 19th century, these wool blankets would morph into the now-famous Navajo rugs, which were extremely popular with white tourists. Similarly, the early polychromatic Pueblo-style pottery developed into brownware. In addition, Navajo craftsmen became famous for their fine jewelry.


Best of the Web (“Hall of Fame”)

First American Art

First American Art

The companion website to First American Art: The Charles and Valerie Diker Collection of American Indian Art, which… [read review or visit site]



Most watched eBay auctions    

Vtg Old Fred Harvey Era Sterling Silver Navajo Zuni Turquoise Cuff Bracelet LotStunning Hvy Navajo 4 Row Turquoise Cluster BraceletAntique Western Lura Moses Begay Navajo Sterling Silver & Turquoise Bracelet, NrOld Hvy Navajo 7 Oval Morenci Mine Turquoise Row BraceletVtg Native American Navajo Old Pawn Sterling Silver 925 Turquoise Cuff BraceletNavajo Southwestern Sterling Silver Turquoise Thunderbird Necklace 59.7grOld Pawn Vintage Navajo Green Spiderweb Turquoise And Sterling Cuff BraceletVtg Native American Navajo Old Pawn Sterling Silver Turquoise Cuff BraceletHuge 3.25" Long Navajo Sterling Silver & Turquoise Mountain Ring Size 10 | G BxBeautiful Vintage Graduated Navajo Stamped Silver Bead Necklace - 7 Bead Sizes!Vintage Sterling Silver Old Pawn Navajo Handmade 8mm Bench Beads Lots 57 PiecesHuge Heavy 140g Vintage Navajo Coral Malachite Stamped Sterling Bead NecklaceEarley 20th Century Navajo Native American Indian Blanket/rug C.1920Fred Harvey Era Coin Silver Navajo Bracelet With Repousse Thunderbird DesignsOld Dead Pawn Navajo Sterling Spiny Oyster Cobblestone Turquoise Inlay BraceletOld Pawn Vintage Navajo Handmade Twisted Sterling Green Turquoise Cuff BraceletSterling Silver - Navajo Turquoise Squash Blossom 160.6g - Necklace (24") Zz679Vintage Handmade Sterling Silver Graduated Navajo Stamped Beads NecklaceVtg Navajo Native American Eye Dazzler Rug Old Original Piece 17 1/2 X 35 3/4 "Vintage Old Pawn H. Jim Navajo Sterling Turquoise 9 Stone Nugget BraceletMuseum Quality Thunderbird Turquoise Harvey Era Navajo Early 30's Cuff BraceletHi-quality Michael Perry Navajo Sterling Silver & Bisbee Turquoise Belt Buckle Dead Pawn Vintage Navajo Kingman Turquoise And Sterling Men's Cuff BraceletOld/dead Pawn Vintage Navajo Sterling & Turquoise Bracelet C. 80's / 47 Gr!!!!!!Old/dead Pawn Vintage Navajo Sterling & Turquoise Bracelet C. 90's / 46.4 Gr!!!!Old Hallmarked Navajo Mark Chee (d.) #8 Mine Turquoise RingGreat Lot~1lb 8oz+~vintage~old Pawn Navajo~zuni~turquoise Sterling Jewelry~wow!Vintage Edison Grube Navajo American Indian Silver & Turquoise Necklace PendantrEmil Begay Navajo Handmade Sterling Silver Turquoise Heishi Teardrop Pendant JFred Harvey Era Navajo Turquoise Bracelet With 3 Large ThunderbirdsStrong Vintage Navajo Stamped Sterling Silver & Turquoise Cuff Bracelet |gLarge Antique Western Circa-1900 Navajo Indian Wool Rug, No Reserve!Vntg Hvy Navajo Oval Red Petrified Wood Landscape BraceletOld Pawn Navajo Sterling Turquoise Cluster Cuff Fits Smaller Wrist 34 GramsLarge Old Pawn Zuni Sterling Navajo Turquoise Squash Blossom Naja Necklace 1930sOld Pawn Vintage Navajo Sterling Silver Leaf Sand Cast Squash Blossom NecklaceOld Pawn Pre Fred Harvey Era Navajo Turquoise & Sterling Or Coin Silver Pill BoxVintage Signed Navajo Sterling Silver Wide Band Spiderweb #8 Turquoise Ring 10Antique Navajo Rug Brown Cream Homespun Wool Blanket Native AmericanMassive Old Pawn Navajo Hand Stamped Sterling Silver Turquoise Cross Pendant JVintage Old Pawn Navajo Pilot Mountain Turquoise Sterling Cuff Bracelet -83.6gOld Pawn Vintage Navajo Kingman Turquoise And Sterling Men's Cuff BraceletVtg Navajo Old Dead Pawn Turquoise Row Cluster Wide Large Sterling Cuff BraceletNative American Navajo Pawn Turquoise Petit Point Sterling Silver Bracelet CuffOld 1930s Fred Harvey Navajo Sterling Silver & Turquoise Thunderbird PinVtg Native American Navajo Sterling Silver Turquoise Bracelet Eb Eugene BeloneVintage Old Pawn Navajo Kingman Turquoise Sterling Silver Concho Belt -215.6g NrStrong Vintage Navajo Sterling Silver Beaded & Turquoise Naja Necklace│g LiLovely Fluted Silver Bead Necklace By Virginia Tso - Navajo 18 1/2"Rare Morenci Turquoise Stamped Bracelet By Perry Shorty NavajoAntique Native American Pagosa Springs Navajo Rug/blanket Vegetable DyedHuge Charming 36 Gram Rare Vintage Navajo Kachina Sterling Dangle EarringsAntique Unusual Early American Indian Navajo Geometric Rare Saddle Blanket RugFred Harvey Era Ingot Silver Navajo Repousse Bracelet With Swastika ThunderbirdHandcrafted Large Navajo Turquoise And Coral Cuff Bracelet VintageVintage 56g Verna Tahe Navajo Sterling Silver Pawn Heavy Cuff Bangle BraceletVntg Navajo Ric Charlie Amazing Tufacast BraceletBeautiful Navajo Sterling Silver Cuff Whirling LogsSterling Silver Native American Navajo Turquoise Ornate Belt Buckle ~hm Ej #824Beautiful Vintage Navajo Squash Blossom Turquoise And Silver Necklace