Where can I support a native tribe/person by purchasing an “authentic” dreamcatcher?
My daughter turns 4 next month and has been troubled by bad dreams this past year. I mentioned the dreamcatcher concept to her once and she latched onto it, so I told her we could make one to hang over her bed. But life has become even more crazy since then, and I haven't had the time or energy to do this. She still brings it up, even as soon as yesterday, so I want to surprise her with a nice quality willow dreamcatcher for her birthday. I'd like to do this right and support a native tribe or individual (Lakota?) rather than just purchasing some factory-made thing, and there's lots of ambiguity when it comes to the quality and source of any traditional craft. Do you guys know a place where I can purchase a nice dreamcatcher from an authentic source, or do any of you produce and sell Native American crafts yourselves? I don't have the finances to throw my daughter a ridiculous party or buy any big ticket items, but I think she would really appreciate this and a few other small gifts. Thanks for any info you can provide!!
Submitted October 11, 2015 at 10:34PM by TwinkleTheChook
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