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Navajo Cuff Bracelets
Our Navajo Cuff Bracelets are one of the most highly sought after pieces of jewelry today. Most of our Navajo Cuff Bracelets are from the Dine' land (aka Navajo reservation) on top of Oak Creek Canyon and is the largest reservation established for the Dine', covering about 25,000 sq. miles of land, and is located in parts of Arizona, Utah, New Mexico, and Colorado. The Navajo were the first of the southwestern Indians to produce metal jewelry, like our Navajo Cuff Bracelets. Around the mid-19th Century a Navajo Medicine Man, Atsidi Sani, convinced a Mexican blacksmith to teach him the art of working with metal. When the Navajo returned to their homeland in 1868 after their imprisonment at Fort Sumner, New Mexico, traders arrived in the area bringing silver coins with them. It was with these coins that the Navajo began to make silver jewelry.