Welcome to Native American Heritage Month

November is Native American Heritage Month, so join us over the next few weeks as we look back at some of our favorite stamps featuring Native Americans and Native American themes, like this one:

The Mimbres people of southwestern New Mexico produced a unique style of black-on-white pottery featuring representations of wildlife, humans, or mythic beings combined with geometric motifs. Most bowls of the Classic Mimbres period (circa A.D. 1000–1150) probably served as eating vessels. This striking example depicts two stylized bighorn sheep, animals that were once common in the Mimbres area. The bowl is from the collection of the Maxwell Museum of Anthropology at The University of New Mexico. Isn’t it beautiful?!

The stamp was issued in 2004 as one of ten stamps on the Art of the American Indian stamp pane.