Zuni Fetishes – The Buffalo (1 of 7)

Since I’ve explained the history and amazing art of Zuni fetishesin a previous posts, let’s go ahead and dive into some of the specific animals. First I’ve chosen the Buffalo; a great symbol of the American Southwest, a centerpiece to the Native American culture and, more personally, an animal that holds great meaning for me and one that I connect with some of my fondest memories out west.

Over the next several posts I’ll talk about the importance of the buffalo in Native American culture and more specifically in Zuni fetishes.  The buffalo is a prominent animal among many tribes, especially in southwestern areas.  It is found in almost all types of turquoise jewelry, pottery, fetishes, kachinas, sand paintings, and more.

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