Native Americans have been making baskets out of indigenous materials throughout history. At Akwesasne, the Mohawk region that straddles the St. Lawrence River, sweetgrass and black ash are the local materials from which baskets are made.
Men usually make the work and ceremonial baskets from black ash. Women usually make the decorative, textured baskets with sweetgrass and ash.
Beadwork is also a Native American Art. Although the raised beadwork of the Victorian Era is far less common today, many Native Americans still make beaded jewelry.