The Jemez Pueblo Harvest Celebration

The Jemez Pueblo feast day celebrating Saint Persingula, the patron saint of the Pueblo, is held every year on August 2nd. While some rituals in most feast day celebrations are very private and secret, Palms’ owner, Guy Berger, has been invited to attend this feast several times as a
Posted: August 30, 2019 By:

The Snake Dance of the Hopi Indians

The Snake Dance of the Hopi Indians Excerpts from the book by Earle R. Forrest, followed by a personal comment from Palms Trading Company Owner Guy Berger   In no other part of the world will you witness a religious ceremony during which the participants dance with live rattlesnakes
Posted: May 31, 2019 By:

Zuni Fetishes: History, Legend, and Purpose

  When it comes to Zuni fetishes, “more than meets the eye” only begins to scratch the surface of all that lies behind these beautiful Native American carvings.  In fact, the stories and history behind fetishes extend far beyond what many view as just a stone carving of an
Posted: May 24, 2019 By:

The Legend of the Dream Catcher

Dream catchers are beautiful pieces of art that have an even deeper meaning of prophecy combined with healing energies. While the legend of these works of art varies among different tribes, the fact remains that dream catchers are woven within the fabric of many Native American cultures and traditions,
Posted: March 29, 2019 By: