The Arapaho Necklace
The Arapaho were known as “People of the Sky” or “Cloud People” by their Cheyenne allies. They were also known as “Blue Sky” or “Blue Cloud People” by the Dakota and Lakota Native Americans. Perhaps it’s for the beautiful skies in Wyoming where they lived once… free… “People of their Own Kind”… as they’ve also been described.
This necklace has been (respectfully) named the “Arapaho”.
Long, soft, tan elkskin… braided, knotted… and accompanied with 3 cross strands of beads: jasper, copper, hairpipe bone, and simulated turquoise.
It’s “own kind”… free as the blue skies… the “Arapaho”.