German silver is an alloy of nickel, zinc, and copper.  Although harder than sterling silver, it looks much the same.  This metal first became available to Plains Indians in the mid-1860s.  Both Southern and Northern tribes learned simple techniques to make their own items of adornment from this material.  German silver products increased in popularity for both men and women until the 1890s, when the fad waned.  However, at about that time, the peyote religion (later known as the Native American Church) began to grow and become adopted by tribes across the U.S.  Native-made NAC German silver jewelry was increasingly produced and remains popular to this day.  Also, as participation in powwows increased during the 1900s, so, too, did the use of German silver jewelry by men and women dancers.

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Do you ship overseas and to P.O. boxes?

No, at this time we do not offer international orders.  We can ship to P.O. Boxes.

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