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Quest for Authenticity - The United Indian Traders Association: Better Quality, Greater Sales

Quest for Authenticity - The United Indian Traders Association: Better Quality, Greater Sales

Between 1946 and the late1950s, participating members of the United Indian Traders Association (UITA) marked Native American silver jewelry, hollowware and flatware sold in their shops and trading posts with the UITA stamp to identify those items to customers as authentic, hand-made and high quality pieces.

Quest for Authenticity - U.S. Government Hallmarks on Native American Silver, 1938-1941: Short-Term Project; Long-Term Impact

Quest for Authenticity - U.S. Government Hallmarks on Native American Silver, 1938-1941: Short-Term Project; Long-Term Impact

Today, most Native American jewelry, hollowware and flatware is identified by artist’s initials, names or symbols that are stamped or etched onto t...

Native American Murals in DC!

Next time you visit the Nation’s Capital, set aside at least half a day to visit some of the visual and historic treats in the Stewart L. Udall building of the U.S. Department of the Interior (USDI). Of course you should see the National Museum of the American Indian, but awaiting you at the Department of the Interior (USDI), are hidden treasures -- historical feasts for the eye, the brain and the soul.