Native American artifacts are items that were used in Native American culture. Many Native Americans live on reservations and continue to produce the items that were used daily by their ancestors. Native Americans have relied on their hands to put together basic necessities. It is these basic necessities, along with items of cultural significance that we consider to be artifacts. These items can include bows and arrows, pottery, tomahawks, peace pipes, dream catchers, instruments, etc. Customs and traditions also varied among tribes, so often you will find items with the same purpose designed differently or with a variation depending on the tribe.