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Blanket Photos & Article by DR. LEONA ZASTROW Since the 1800’s Navajo women wove Chief blankets. Often, they were used trading with Plains Sioux people who did have Chiefs. Many times, these blankets were given as gifts to honor people who contributed to the Dine nation or other Indian tribes or organizations. A modern day examples of honoring is the Chief Joseph blanket which was given to me by a Navajo school board for assisting them in changing their educational … Read More
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