Thursday, October 04, 2012

Andrea Miniatures branches out to Native American-themed products under Black Hawk brand

I noticed in my newsletters from Michigan Toy Soldiers this morning that Andrea Miniatures has branched out with a new subsidiary named Black Hawk Toy Soldier.  The new company will feature 54mm pewter figures including a new line of Native American-themed miniatures.  The one that caught my eye was a collection representing a Native American Sundance ceremony:



The Sun Dance (or Sundance) is a religious ceremony practiced by a number of Native American and First Nations peoples, primarily those of the Plains Nations. Each tribe has its own distinct practices and ceremonial protocols. Many of the ceremonies have features in common, such as specific dances and songs passed down through many generations, the use of traditional drums, the sacred pipe, tobacco offerings, prayingfasting and, in some cases, the piercing of skin on the chest or back for the men and arms for the women.  - Wikipedia
Other American history-themed miniatures in the Black Hawk lineup include The Northfield Minnesota Raid, The Overland Stage Coach and Custer's Last Stand.  They also offer Napoleonic, Templar and WWII figures as well.
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