Sage Harvesting Do's and Don'ts

On May 5, 2015, we had to make South Dakota sage a zero quantity on our web-site. We had a short growing season in 2014 and we knew we would probably run out of this very important botanical before th…
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Earth Day 2015: What have we improved?

The "Keep America Beautiful" campaign was galvanized in 1971 with the introduction of Iron Eyes Cody depicted as an Indian riding or walking through areas of illegal dumping, litter in the streets, pa…
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Arts - Beadwork & Quillwork

At Black Hills State University one of the classes I teach is Traditional Lakota Arts which includes learning basic techniques of beadwork, quillwork, and featherwork. If you are involved in the arts…
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20% Off Shawl Fringe: So many colors!

This month, our Sioux Trading Post is featuring Shawl Fringe for sale. The 20% discount has already been applied to both the chainette fringe and the flat fringe. The discount applies to shawl fringe…
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Beading How To: Crow Stitch

Good Morning, everybody! Here we are in the Black Hills on this beautiful October day. I'm Michael from the Sioux Trading Post and I'm going to show you how to do another beadwork stitch called the Cr…
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How to Smash Chokecherries

A few weeks ago, Michael gave us a demonstration on how to smash chokecherries the old time way.He gave us a great appreciation for this time honored tradition - how labor intensive this was and refle…
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How We Prepare Dried Sage

People often comment on our beautiful bundles of sage, so we decided to reveal the person and some of the techniques behind these special dried bouquets.[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=03AHIyD…
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How to Harvest Sage for Smudging

Michael and Rose took a trip out to the beautiful countryside to show us how to harvest prairie sage. The day was hot, but luckily the prairie breezes kept us cool (although these gentle winds did…
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Beading How To: Applique Stitch

In our final Beading How To for the month, Michael demonstrates the Applique Stitch and shares a few tips to make nice, consistent stitches, help mark your place (its amazingly easy to loose your p…
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Beading How To: Materials & Patterns

Our Beading How To continues...in this episode, Michael talks about the best materials to bead on and shares a few tried and true tips for choosing/using beading patterns. What to bead on Leath…
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Beading How To: Edge Beading

Michael demonstrates Edge Beading…[he begins by showing a few examples of finished pieces with beaded edges and gives some detail about some unique edge beading he used on one of his bags]. On this…
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