Intro to Native Anthro
is a Native-owned company, operated and created by Jon Olney Shellenberger who resides on the Yakama Reservation. Jon began as a beadworked artist at the age of 13 and has created dance outfits, moccasins, accessorries for many people in in Indian Country. In addition, Jon is an archaeologist/ethnographer with a B.S. and a M.S.. He weaves his experiences as a native anthropologist into the fabric of his designs and marketing. He finds that Native people truly draw from the land and the resources for their artistic inspiration and their political motivation. Jon has been published in the Santa Fean and News from Native California and his art has been exhibited at the Mobius Gallery in Bothell, WA.