Though it's not impossible that Venetian beads would appear in such a remote area, it's still remarkable. That means in the early s, someone that had connections to Venice was up at the Medicine Wheel!
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It's fun to speculate. Did the beads get there through trade? Or did a Venetian resident sail at sea and make a thousands of miles trek to the remote wilderness by chance? Some have thought it was a destination for vision quests, that it is a place for inspiration, or that it commemorates the solstice. Still, others say it is a reproduction of the Sun Dance Lodge of the Crow. In the s and 80s, these tribes had been in contention as to whom had true rights to the wheel. The US government intervened and held talks with the leaders and chiefs of these tribes.
They came to a consensus that the wheel could be used by all these tribes at different times. As you walk along the trail toward the Medicine Wheel, you can see names on golden plaques of the leaders who participated in that process.
All visitors are welcome. However, native tribes and park rangers ask for utmost respect as people visit. It is a matter of respecting others' beliefs, just as someone would respect a church or other place of worship. Sign in or sign up and post using a HubPages Network account.
Comments are not for promoting your articles or other sites. Sha - thank you so much for coming by! Yes, I loved visiting all these places and You visited some very interesting places in your recent travels, Cyndi. Thank you for sharing your experiences with us! Glenn - hey, thanks!
I appreciate your feedback. And yes, reading that book definitely inspired me to want to go see this. In fact, that same book makes me want to go see many more sacred places. This was an extremely interesting review Cynthia. It's amazing that the Medicine Wheel is still a common thing among many tribes today. It's always so much more exciting to know about the history when visiting various places.
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It helps appreciate one's experience when traveling. Rebecca - hey, hey! Thanks so much! Yes, it was pretty epic - and there is still so MANY places we haven't seen. Have to do more road trips.
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HubPages Inc, a part of Maven Inc. As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, wanderwisdom. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so. Cynthia Calhoun more. If you have a fear of heights, just be prepared. The Medicine Wheel in the Bighorn Mountains. Buy Now. It is a quick ascent. Their pressure will increase as you go up and can cause a blowout. If you have food in the car like I did , be sure to have it contained in bags. Burlap-like material: You will take your printed-off design, cut around one to two inches around it, and sew it onto a burlap-like fabric, which can be found at Ben Franklin or other craft supply stores.
This secures the threads. Then put a cut out piece of a brown paper bag on the back of your beadwork. Turn the beadwork over, so the beads face the table, and then iron the back of the beadwork.
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All at once, you will see your beads look exactly as they were meant to look. When you behold your creation, it will be worth the countless long nights. Metal hair clips: You can buy these for a few dollars. She measures 0.
From head to the bottom of her skirt is 2". The surgical steel earwires add an 0. This gives the earrings a total drop of 2. These Sacred Circle seed bead earrings are made using circular 3 bead brick stitch around a silver metal hoop. These beautiful earrings are 2" long from top of earwire to bottom of hoop. The hoop measures 0. These earrings represent a young Native American girl sporting her newest Seminole patchwork dress. She has a matching headband and earrings. These earrings are beaded in brick stitch using pretty pink, purple, and white Delica beads.
The beaded portion of the earring measures 2" long by 0. These bold earrings feature the legendary "Thunder Being" on a back ground of black. White, brick red, orange, yellow and turquoise fringe add to the drama of these earrings. They are done using 15 seed beads in traditional peyote stitch. The earrings are just short of 1. The surgical steel earwires add an additional 0.
Translucent gold, blue and coral seed beads are beaded in an "arrow" pattern. The fringe is made of the same seed beads plus blue and gold bugle beads and finished with 4mm blue Czech glass beads. The long fringe adds wonderful movement to the earrings.
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