An Intercultural Shopping Experience

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Announcement    Sage & Oats Trading Post is a Native owned, family operated, multicultural shopping experience in downtown Helena, Montana. Recognized as the 2019 Made in Montana Retailer of the Year, we offer these Intercultural quality products on Etsy and represent more than 100 artisans in our brick and mortar shop in Helena, Montana.


Last updated on Aug 28, 2020

Sage & Oats Trading Post is a Native owned, family operated, multicultural shopping experience in downtown Helena, Montana. Recognized as the 2019 Made in Montana Retailer of the Year, we offer these Intercultural quality products on Etsy and represent more than 100 artisans in our brick and mortar shop in Helena, Montana.



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Michelle Major Robinson

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Michelle Major Robinson


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About SageAndOats

Sales 3,359
On Etsy since 2018

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.

Shop members

  • Michelle Robinson


    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 overeall operations of the family biz.

  • Major Robinson


    Major, Northern Cheyenne, is co-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.

  • Jorian Robinson


    Our eldest daughter Jorian, Northern Cheyenne, is responsible for the daily operations of our boutique gift shop, the master of product displays, point of sale, social media blasts, and updates to the website and more.

Production partners

  • A Wild Soap Bar

    Manor, TX

    AWSB introduced their line of soaps since they reflect our mission of organic, natural, native plants.

  • Becky’s Berries

    Absarokee, MT

    Producer of various flavored jams, jellies, and syrups.

  • Big Sky Printwear

    Helena, MT

    Big Sky Printwear has the equipment to produce our exclusive logo on shirts. Made locally.

  • Chalet Market

    Belgrade, MT

    The process the elk and bison meat into jerky and meat sticks

  • Crystal Arrow


    We are an authorized reseller of all Crystal Arrow towels, beautifully crafted by 4th generation Czech loomer.

  • Indigenous Collection


    Working in partnership to deliver quality Native made products in the US.

  • Kogi Ceramics


    Makers of Kogi bowls.

  • Mountain Moon Handbag

    Townsend, MT

    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.

  • Native Teaching Aids

    Missoula, MT

    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.

  • Nila Dolls


    We've worked with Nila Dolss to craft her adorable rag doll bodies that we outfit with traditional native clothing.

  • Sean Sherman

    Minneapolis, MN

    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

    Anaconda, MT

    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.

  • The Montana Homestead Emporium

    Kalispell, MT

    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.

  • the NTVS

    Osseo, MN

    We are fortunate to work directly with the creative powerhouse, The NTVS, and carry their wares.

  • Violet Rose Welding

    Bozeman, MT

    An up and coming female welder, Violet Rose features her handcrafted items at Sage & Oats.

Shop policies

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Last updated on Feb 24, 2021
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. There is also an add-on gift wrapping option to include a handmade greeting card.

Care instructions

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.

Sizing details

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.

I 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, 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.