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    

Early Navajo Ingot Slvr Squared #8 Mine Turquoise Bracelet Huge Museum Vintage Navajo Exotic Turquoise Sterling Squash Blossom NecklaceMind Blowing Vintage Navajo ""natural Turquoise"" Silver BraceletRobert Becenti Navajo Sterling Silver Coral Turquoise Inlaid Cuff Bracelet 77gGorgeous Old Pawn Navajo Sterling Silver Lander Co. Blue Turquoise Ring Sz 8.75 Huge Stones Museum Vintage Navajo Exotic High Grade Turquoise Sterling Bracelet Native American Indian Rug Blanket Eye Dazzler Pop Art Geometric Navajo VintageVtg Pawn Navajo Squash Blossom Necklace, Large Gorgeous Blue Turquoise 30"Elegant Old Pawn 27" Navajo Sterling Silver Bench Bead Mercury Dime NecklaceAntique Old Pawn Silver Bead Navajo Indian Squash Blossom Turquoise Naja PendantNavajo Vintage Sterling Silver & Turquoise Squash Blossom Necklace
 Bertha Silentman Native American Indian Rug Blanket Navajo Vintage Shiprock Nm Vintage Pawn Sterling Navajo Spiderweb Lander Turquoise Signed A J PlateroVintage Men's Chunky Old Pawn Navajo Sterling Bisbee Turquoise Ring Size 11Massive Vintage Navajo Sterling Silver & Turquoise Cuff Bracelet~elias~109.7 Gr.Vintage Sterling Silver Turquoise Navajo Native American Squash Blossom NecklaceRare Stones Museum Vintage Navajo Exotic High Grade Turquoise Sterling EarringsGorgeous~old Pawn~navajo~sterling Silver~natural Pilot Mountain Turquoise~ringOld Navajo Crystal Storm Pattern RugGorgeous Rare 1940’s Navajo Sterling Silver & Turquoise Squash Blossom NecklaceUnpolished Sterling Silver Handmade Navajo Indian Squash Blossom Necklace UsaAntique Navajo Rug Native American Big Ganado Red Runner Weaving Arrows TextileOld Early Navajo Ingot Silver Bracelet W/lozenge StampworkOld Navajo 42 Natural Turquoise Tri-cluster BraceletBeautiful Vintage Navajo Handmade Silver Chain NecklaceFred Harvey Era Navajo Turquoise Bracelet With Arrow And Horse Or Dog MotifOld Pawn Native American Navajo Sterling Pearl Bench Bead Necklace Vtg ChokerOld Pawn Navajo Handmade Royston Turquoise Nickel Silver NecklaceRare Huge Gem Museum Vintage Navajo Exotic High Grade Turquoise Sterling RingGorgeous~old Pawn~navajo~sterling Silver~natural Turquoise~cluster RingVintage Native American Navajo Charm Bracelet Turquoise Sterling Silver Signed Emma Lincoln Navajo Blue Green Royston Turquoise Long Dangle Cluster EarringsOld Pawn Fred Harvey Era Navajo Sterling Silver Whirling Logs Cuff Bracelet Vintage Old Pawn Navajo Number 8 Turquoise Sterling Silver Bolo Bola Tie SignedNice! Vintage Size 6 Navajo Turquoise & Silver Unusual Form RingNavajo Signed Sterling Silver Applique & Spiderweb Turquoise Pendant | G RVintage Wilson Jim Navajo Turquoise Sterling Silver Squash Blossom Necklace Rare Old! Silver & Coral Native American Navajo Cuff BraceletOld Pawn Vintage Native American Navajo Turquoise Cuff Bracelet Sterling Silver Vintage Navajo Kingman Turquoise Silver Squash Blossom Necklace 1970's Signed Old Pawn Indian Navajo Feather Sterling Turquoise Nugget Lg Belt Buckle 100 GramBeautiful~vintage~navajo~sterling Silver~squash Blossom~choker~necklaceAntique Navajo Rug Native American Peach Coral Grey Crystal Trading ThunderbirdsNavajo Silver And Turquoise Bracelet/cuff Albert Cleveland Heavy Gauge *735Navajo Jimmie King Jr Sterling Silver Mosaic Channel Inlay Cuff Bracelet | G AxOld Navajo 3 Turquoise Silver Bracelet Unmarked Gorgeous StonesNavajo Handmade Textured Sterling Silver Turquoise Bone Inlay Cuff Bracelet J AiOriginal Navajo Silver Smith Mercury Dime Squash Blossom Necklace Sterling CoinRare Old! Silver & Turquoise Native American Navajo Cuff BraceletOld Pawn Ss Genuine Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Ring Navajo Signed Js~ Size9-15.8gOld Pawn Navajo Wide Stamped Rails Cuff W/old Stamp Work 66 GramsVntg Hvy Navajo Turquoise Mine Bracelet W/detailed SlvrworkHuge! Vtg 45 Pair Lot Sterling Silver Native American Navajo Hopi Zuni Earrings54g Massive Old Pawn Navajo Sterling Silver Morenci Turquoise Mens Ring Sz 12.25Rare! Vintage Elegant Navajo Arts & Crafts Guild Sterling Silver Cuff Bracelet Striking Vintage Navajo ""chunky Coral"" Silver BraceletOld Sterling Silver Navajo Indian Blue Turquoise Squash Blossom Necklace 296gVtg Old Navajo Indian Sterling Silver Teardrop Turquise Cluster Cuff BraceletHuge Navajo Sterling Silver Sunface Ceremonial Kachina Bolo Tie Signed | Rs OxOld Navajo Silver 7 Stone Natural Turquoise Bracelet