Friday, October 31, 2014

For more information follow this link: http://www.sittingbull.edu/events/view.asp?ID=1900782203
For A Full size PDF with all the info Follow this link; http://www.sittingbull.edu/data/events/20141114TetonLakotaPoster.pdf
Speakers Include the following:
Tipi Zi Young
Leonard Little Finger
Tim Mentz
Tamara St. John
Dakota Goodhouse
Clifford Canku
Sunshine Carlow
LaDonna Allard
Kingsley Bray
Ephraim Dickson III
Emily Levine
Dr. Tom Isern
Dr. Richard Rothaus

Thursday, October 30, 2014


Nice work via Plainz Native Graphix.

Daughters of Parsons Montanic/Cayuse Nation, 1900. Honor, respect the ancestors.

It's A Thor Thubject. Have a great day everyone.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014


Background photo is by Dave Brosha Photography of Danny Boy Stephens, Mic Mah Nation. Photo was taken at Vee Lake, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, 2010.

Have a great day everyone!

Sunday, October 26, 2014

David Young---Cayuse Nation/1900. Honor, respect the ancestors.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Thursday, October 23, 2014


Tatanka Traffic Jam this morning. Have a great day everyone. (pic via Prairies Edge)

Sacred Ghost/Two Kettle Band, Teton, Lakota Nation/1867. Honor, respect the ancestors.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014


Have a great day everyone! (via Plainz Native Graphics)

Tuesday, October 21, 2014


Thankful for the teachings & ceremonies past down from generation to generation. Mitakuye Oyasin.

Sunday, October 19, 2014


Horse Child (Big Bears Youngest Son) --Big Bear---Poundmaker/Sarcee Nation, 1885 in captivity.
Honor, respect the ancestors.

Saturday, October 18, 2014


Cocona, Tsuu T'lna (Sacree) Wife of Foxtail/1886. Honor, respect the ancestors.

Friday, October 17, 2014


Have a great night everyone! (pic via Native Outlawz)





New from BeadSpirit Designs. Be sure & visit our website for more information on these items; http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/studio/BeadSpiritDesigns
Toksha……...

Thursday, October 16, 2014


Who remembers this classic? Shoppin for a new pony on the rez with Gary Farmer. Have a great night everyone.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014


High Wolf---Oglala/1872. Honor, respect the ancestors.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Little Spirits Fund
BeadSpirit Designs
Waterloo, Iowa
I could show you a thousand pictures of poverty on Pine Ridge Reservation South Dakota but would you notice? Probably not because its been done so many times before. Would you be angry if you were native because you feel I’m misrepresenting the good that does go on with new programs on the Reservation? Probably. So what’s the solution? As I have learned, it’s an arduous task & probably considered impossible by many to keep everyone happy in this situation & still help those that want to be helped. So we go on as we have the last 9 years doing what we can to help.
Our direction, as you can see by the name Little Spirits Fund, is to help make a child’s day a little better with more then one diaper change a day & some quality nourishment with mostly organic food. Why organic? Hopefully to establish an imprint on the parent & perhaps some of the older children that there is a difference in the food their eating & what it can do or cannot do for their well being. Good habits start with the young ones & why should it be any different just because you live on a reservation?



In the winter elders are found frozen to death every year unable to pay for heat for their home.  This is unacceptable. This is why we set out on this endeavor as well, to supply heat to elders & single moms with kids. Last year we were able to help 12 elders & families with heat.


So how do we do this? We are a small family with limited income but still manage to put a percentage of all our sales into our Little Spirits Fund. We receive some cash contributions through friends & generous customers via our online store, which has a donation tab for as little as $15, but the majority comes from sales of our handmade Native American & contemporary jewelry. We travel the Midwest doing juried art shows & native gatherings.  However wonderful this sounds, as any artist knows, there is a lot of work making the jewelry, moving equipment, carting & setting up booths, applying to shows with an application fee, paying booth fees, keeping equipment in acceptable condition, expenses-gas, food, fuel & car.

We have family & friends on Pine Ridge so we get direction as to who needs the most assistance. This also tells us what is needed most when we ship every month.


I have learned many things on my own this earth walk but much more from my elders about what life is all about. There comes a point where you finally have an awakening about what they were telling you & who you really are & your true purpose. Being a warrior includes many things, as we tell our son; protecting the people, helping whenever & however you can, giving back to the people, using only what you need & being humble with the successes you have.
Our repeat customers, as well as our new customers humble us every year and we are grateful for any donations we receive. If you wish to make a donation you can do so in two ways. Whenever you buy a piece of our jewelry we automatically take a percentage to our Little Spirits Fund or we have a donation picture on our online store where you can make a $15 contribution. Ashoge/Pilamaya (Thanks) for all your support. Mitakuye Oyasin, BeadSpirit Designs. http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/studio/BeadSpiritDesigns

Monday, October 13, 2014


Che-Cha-Lu or Tsheh-Sha-Lah/Thigh-----Oglala, 1872. Honor, respect the ancestors.


Honor, respect our veterans.

Ha. Have a good day everyone!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014


Join BeadSpirit Designs this coming weekend in Galena Ill. for the annual Galena Country Fair in scenic Grant Park overlooking Galena Ill. 150 artists will show & sell their creations. As fall is hitting the Mississippi the colors should be amazing as well as the art. Just 15 minutes East of Dubuque Iowa on Hwy 20. See you there.

Monday, October 6, 2014


If your not happy, why not? You have the choice. Visit www.selfawareness.com.

Hector/Assiniboine--1927. Honor, respect the ancestors.

Sunday, October 5, 2014


By passing the mind & looking from your Spirit through human eyes lets you see the world as it was intended by Creator. Have a great day everyone!

Girl Who Stays At Home/Assiniboine--1898. Honor, respect the ancestors.

50th anniversary of the Battle of Bear Paw with Simon First Shoot, near Chinook Montana/1927. Honor, respect the ancestors.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Thursday, October 2, 2014


Bull Head---Sacree Nation/1886. Honor, respect the ancestors.