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Oklahoma Indian Crafts

On entering any Indian home in Oklahoma, from Tulsa to Oklahoma City, in small towns such as Carnegie and Tahlequah, or rural communities, like Jay and Concho, one will nearly always find Indian crafts. A majority of these items are traditional in nature and were created for use within the Oklahoma Indian community. Exceptions are those items crafted for family, friends, or, in some cases, for sale.

Probably the greatest use of traditional craft items is in local Indian powwows, traditional ceremonies, and other community related activities. The majority of crafts are made of beads and buckskin in response to the powwow tradition which has

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