Announcement Sage & Oats Trading Post is a Native owned, multicultural shopping experience in downtown Helena, Montana. To see more of what we offer, visit www.sageoats.com. Remember to select priority mail (domestically) whenever possible. We will not be responsible for replacing first class packages that arrive late or go missing (since this is beyond our control). Ha-ho, Major & Michelle
Sage & Oats Trading Post is a Native owned, multicultural shopping experience in downtown Helena, Montana. To see more of what we offer, visit www.sageoats.com. Remember to select priority mail (domestically) whenever possible. We will not be responsible for replacing first class packages that arrive late or go missing (since this is beyond our control). Ha-ho, Major & Michelle
Authentic Native Made Healing Balms by Red Root; Blackfeet Made; Plant Based Eczema Cream, Minor Burns Salv
Sweetgrass or Sage Stress Relief Roller; Sweetgrass or Sage Oil; Stress Reliever; Authentic Native Made; Red Root
Authentic Native Made Bug Spray, Lotion; Blackfeet Made; Red Root Plant Based Insect Repellent
Authentic Native Made Healing Balms for Children; Naamoo; Blackfeet Made: Red Root Healing Balm; Red Root
Native Designed Bandanas by Teton Tradecloth; Catalogue 3; Native Artist Bandanas
$25.00 FREE shipping
Native Designed Bandanas by Teton Tradecloth; Catalogue 1; Native Artist Bandanas
$25.00 FREE shipping
CharlaJE on Oct 4, 20225 out of 5 stars
The shawls arrived promptly, packaged well and as described. The material is super soft. They are very pretty! My girls can’t wait to wear them! Thank you!
Ken. on Oct 3, 20225 out of 5 stars
Just like the other fun and great, everyone loves it, but this one they also ask where I got it. So I telll them
Elizabeth on Sep 29, 20225 out of 5 stars
The seller was prompt. I received my shawl in a very timely manner. I will continue to buy from her. Also, the shawl has beautiful vibrant colors. It's reasonably priced. I love it!
5 out of 5 stars
5 out of 5 stars
5 out of 5 stars
theatreKSM on Oct 5, 20225 out of 5 stars
Beautifully made! I love that the blocks have different shapes on the bottom, so it becomes a puzzle and great for shape recognition. Such a gorgeous, fun, and educational addition to our playroom.
Why Shop Sage & Oats?
Sage & Oats Trading Post is located in beautiful downtown Helena, Montana. Our brick and mortar shop celebrates Montana's cultural diversity. Major, an enrolled Northern Cheyenne, works with tribal members throughout our state to collect affordable pieces that showcase the multi-faceted talents of the Plains tribes. Michelle, of Scottish/Irish descent, works with local craftsman as well as international craftspeople to provide an Intercultural Shopping Experience in our store.
Our Etsy page features some of the authentic Native Made in Montana artisan wares by tribal members that Major connects with personally. Not all items are made by enrolled members. We state "authentic" and note the tribal affiliation if made by an enrolled member. We encourage you to read the listings to make an informed purchase.
We hope our store bridges the cultural divide and gives shoppers the opportunity to support artisans whose work you may not come into direct contac with. We also work with craftspeople to develop lines of products specific to our shop, values and mission such as our candles, t-shirts, soaps and more.
Michelle, a transplant from Orlando, Florida, with Irish/Scottish ancestry, met Major in their former career of designing and building theme parks for Universal Studios. Michelle is responsible for the overall operations of the family biz.
Major, Northern Cheyenne, is majority owner of Sage & Oats. As an artist and architectural designer Major is responsible for our interior/exterior environment and directly interfaces with our tribal artisans to bring in quality wares.
A former AmeriCorp Vista and transplant from North Carolina, Haley (Scottish descent) is a ray of sunshine in our shop. Known for their infectious smile and welcoming greetings, they will ensure you have a great online experience.
Maddie is responsible for uploading digital media to the online shop. A high school graduate, with a passion for paint Maddie (Irish descent) is a fun loving, evil eye sporting, artist.
Kyra (Northern Cheyenne) is our child and creator of Native Pride, Rainbow Social, Water is Life and MMIW/MMIP. An artist with a passion for social justice, Kyra also works in the shop PT when they are not in college.
49 Dzine is a native-owned textile company based within the Blackfoot Confederacy. Their stunning designs make excellent choices for quilting, fashion, and other crafts.
7th Generation is an imprint of Book Publishing Company, a community-owned, independent press dedicated to publishing titles that promote a healthy, sustainable lifestyle.
A Wild Soap Bar
AWSB introduced their line of soaps since they reflect our mission of organic, natural, native plants.
Producer of various flavored jams, jellies, and syrups.
Big Sky Printwear
Big Sky Printwear has the equipment to produce our exclusive logo on shirts. Made locally.
Bow & Arrow Brand
Bow & Arrow has been proudly producing high quality goods at the base of Sleeping Ute Mountain since 1962.
The process the elk and bison meat into jerky and meat sticks
We are an authorized reseller of all Crystal Arrow towels, beautifully crafted by 4th generation Czech loomer.
Flag Matrix produces beautiful Native-designed products ranging from home goods to clothing.
Haípažaža phežúta means “medicine soap” in the Lakota language. These soaps are made by a Lakota & Dakota family.
Working in partnership to deliver quality Native made products in the US.
Makers of Kogi bowls.
Mountain Moon Handbag
Sage & Oats is honored to carry the works of Heather at Mountain Moon handbags. Heather attends numerous craft shows & farmers markets throughout the state of Montana and provides our retail shop with exclusive products for folks to buy year round.
Native Earth Seasonings
MT, United States
Whether looking for a meat rub or herbs to mix in a dip, Native Earth Seasonings uses finest ingredients to make your tastebuds burst, just by smell alone. Currently we hold 4 flavors of seasonings. Check in our store for more choices.
The apparel productions with Indigenous Collections. Further inspiring native artist to showcase works on different mediums.
Native Teaching Aids
The production partner resides in St. Ignatius, Montana and provides teaching aids/tools to nonprofits and education facilities. We are the only shop in Helena to carry the game as we are a direct conduit to Indian Education for All (state mandate) and our Native nonprofits.
We've worked with Nila Dolss to craft her adorable rag doll bodies that we outfit with traditional native clothing.
Ramona Farms shares centuries-old farming and culinary traditions from the Gila River Reservation.
We source these native bath products from the wonderful, mission-driven folks at Sakari Botanicals (Chugach + Valdez owned) in Bend, Oregon.
ND, United States
SD Nelson is an author, illustrator, and member of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe.
Sean grew up on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. As friends of the Family, we are thrilled to carry his break out book, helping indigenous people rediscover how their ancestors once dined on a healthy diet of foraged and hunted foods.
Studio B Soapworks
There are limited Native themed soaps on the market. We work with Brenda of Studio B to custom make exclusive soaps for our store. These are not sold anywhere else. She does the manufacturing, but we have the rights.
Sushi Booties and Oregon Wool Traders create beautiful, functional baby booties in adorable patterns.
Teton Trade Cloth
West Palm Beach, FL
Teton Tradecloth produces high quality materials and good for indigenous communities to use in the creation and preservation of their material and ceremonial culture.
Texas Poster finds archival images, researches their origins, and prints them into beautiful, high quality posters. We worked with them to bring Montana history to your home!
The Montana Homestead Emporium
Major worked with Amy of the Montana Homestead Emporium to design a native scented line of candles exclusive to Sage & Oats. Can not be purchased anywhere else.
We are fortunate to work directly with the creative powerhouse, The NTVS, and carry their wares.
Universal Ironworks is a small ironworks in Prescott, AZ.
Violet Rose Welding
An up and coming female welder, Violet Rose features her handcrafted items at Sage & Oats.
Customs and import taxes
Returns & exchanges
I gladly accept exchanges
I don't accept returns or cancellations
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
- Custom or personalized orders
- Perishable products (like food or flowers)
- Digital downloads
- Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
- Items on sale
I accept returns I do not accept returns
I accept exchanges I do not accept exchanges
I accept cancellations I do not accept cancellations
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalized orders
At this time, we do not offer customized or personalized orders. If you select an item from our drop down menu, we will send you that item. Please do not request color modifications, etc. via message. We will no longer cancel/refund orders that select the item and then request modifications. The item you selected will be shipped and you will be charged for that item.
Gift wrapping and packaging
We can gift wrap an item at a modest cost. Please indicate gift wrap at time of purchase.
If you purchase a fleece blanket from our shop, please note these are machine washable. We recommend a cold cycle to start for maintaing vibrant colors. We also recommend a low cycle on the dryer.
We include care instructions on all item listings that require special handling.
Uncertain of dimensions, ask before you purchase. This is especially important to ensure medallion strands will fit over your head, musical instruments are the right size for use, and to prevent requests for return.
We will no longer accept returns on musical instruments, such as the flutes, hand drums, native rattles or drums. These items are carefully packaged to ensure the integrity of the craftmanship is intact and the buyer receives a quality, affordable piece. Contact me immediately if the item arrives damaged from shipping.
Returns During time of COVID
We will not accept returns of wind instruments (flutes) due to concerns over hygiene. The nature of a wind instrument is that the player will put his/her mouth on the instrument. All sales of flutes are final. Please feel free to ask questions about size, pitch, tone, etc before placing an order.
During this time of COVID we cannot accept returns on blankets, apparel, socks, hats, stuffed animals, jewelry or body salves/lotions/soaps, etc.
Please contact us immediately if your item arrives broken to discuss exchange/replacement options.
First class domestic Shipping
Unless you pay for priority shipping, we will be unable to guarantee arrival of items. We will also not refund purchases that don't arrive, if you elect to not insure or ship priority mail.
Online sales have picked up and the postal service says to allow for more time. First class packages have taken a "back-seat" to priority and often end up in postal distribution centers longer than projected.
We've seen this trend since the holiday shipping trend of 2020 and it continues into 2021 with weather and other related delays.
Accidental Purchases Asking for Return
In short, shop owners are assessed fees for every transaction that occurs. We will no longer process returns for an accidental purchase. Please be mindful of completing your transaction. If possible, we may be able to do an exchange, but we will no longer grant a refund.
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