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Southwest Art & Hand Made Crafts from North and South Native Americans

The art and photography featured in our Southwest gallery is not only unique and reminiscent of days past, but are timeless in their imagery that is interpreted from reality, spiritual beliefs and the imagination.



The Outpost prides itself on its ever changing inventory of Authentic Native American art and crafts by attending Native American tribal events across the country and also in trading directly with local Native American artisans right here in Southern California. Just about everything that we offer are unique and one of a kind works of art with not only a decorative aspect but of historical value.  

An excerpt from "Coyote and the Monsters of the Bitterroot Valley" as told by "Painted-Hem-of-the-Skirt" Flathead Western Montana

"Look down there," said Coyote to the Elk monster. "See those people coming along that trail? Let's go after them."

He knew that what he saw was Mole moving their camp, but the monster could not see clearly in the tunnel. Elk monster picked up his shield, his spear, and his knife. "I'm ready," he said.

After they had gone a short distance along the trail, the monster fell into the first hole. Coyote called loudly, as if he were calling to an enemy ahead of them. The monster climbed out of the hole, tried to run, but fell into one hole after another. At last Coyote said to him, "Let me carry your shield. Then you can run faster."

Coyote put the shield on his back, but the monster still had trouble. "Let me carry your spear," Coyote said. Soon he got the monster's knife, also--and all of his equipment. Then Coyote ran round and round, shouting, "This is how we charge the enemy."

And he jabbed the monster with the monster's spear. "I have the enemy's warbonnet!" he yelled. He jabbed the monster four times, each time yelling that he had taken something from the enemy. The fifth time he jabbed the monster, he yelled, "I have stripped the enemy." Then he said to the Elk monster, "You can never kill anyone again."

Coyote Shield by Local Craftsmen Ernie Savedra of the Navajo Nation.

This was one of the last pieces that Ernie produced prior to his recent passing.


Hand Crafted (Kastina) Kachina Dolls

The Difference

The Hopi follow the Katsina religion who rely on the Katsinam. Katsinam are personifications of supernatural beings, important animals and ancestors to their culture.

The Navajo Kachina has no religious significance in the Navajo culture, it is a way for the Navajo to earn a living. Navajo Kachina craftsmen have borrowed from many other cultures over the years. Each of our Navajo Kachinas are handcrafted and hand painted. No two are alike all having their own unique feather and clothing design.

This Kachina titled "Eagle Dance" is handcrafted by Navajo Artisan "T.Y." and is signed and registered with tribal numbers.


Dream Catcher

Native American Dream Catchers are an authentic American Indian tradition that originated from the Ojibway (Chippewa) tribe. It is believed that the Dream Catcher will catch your dreams in the night. The bad spirit dreams will get caught in the web and disappear with the morning sun. The good spirit dreams will find their way to the center and float down the sacred feather. 

Dream Catchers are believed to bless the "sleeping ones" (generally children) with pleasant dreams, good luck, and harmony. 

During the pan Indian movement in the 60's and 70's, Ojibway dream catchers caught on with other Native American tribes, and include the Cherokee, Lakota, and Navajo.

In this day and age dream catchers come in all sorts of shapes and sizes, there are many that are imported from other countries. 

Be assured that The Outpost only offers Authentic Native American dream catchers and currently stock hand crafted works from the Cherokee and Lakota nations.

Dream Catcher Hand Made by Local Artisan Joe Silverwood

Lakota / Souix

Medicine Wheel

The Medicine Wheel is a very powerful symbol of Native American spirituality. The circle represents the many cycles that appear in the natural world, the cycle of night and day, the seasons, birth, life, and death. 

The Medicine wheel is divided into 4 parts and is represented as the four winds, four corners or four directions, North, South, East and West, four seasons, Spring, Summer Fall and Winter, Life's stages and Spirit guides. It is important to note that each Nation has its own understanding of the Medicine Wheel, some will also have associated colors that coincide with each division of the wheel, other details may also differ. 

Natural Medicine Wheel

We also feature works of art from the Native South America, this piece is from Peru and is made of Alpaca wool.

Our Gallery includes a great selection of Photographs, Prints and Original works of art! 

From artists such as CW Buchanan, Bev Dolittle  and JD Challenger, Most of which are mounted and professionally framed.

This and more can be found at The Outpost, The High Deserts Best Kept Secret and a Destination for the Whole Family! 


Our Inventory is constantly changing, to purchase items from our web site please contact us via email or phone prior to placing your order or better yet come by and visit us.

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