Hi Paula, I have in my possession a very old praying feather but cannot determine the origin or tribe in which it came, can I send you some pics about it and maybe you can help me with this. I was thinking maybe Hopi or Navajo but need to be sure.
This is very important to us because we want to bring it back to the tribe and it’s people where it belongs. We found it doing a trash out of a foreclosed property and it should be right to give it back.
I’ve seen fans like this made by Apache and Navajo.
Here is a similar style of Apache fan
Here is one made by a Navajo
It is possible it could also be a Plains tribe.
Perhaps one of the readers of this blog recognizes your fan.