This striking Zuni Thunderbird Bracelet is a real eye-catcher. Rare and wonderful it came to us from a long-time collector who is letting us pass it along to a new wearer. Mixed stones and sterling silver this bracelet combines outstanding silver smithing with stamping and stone setting. The thunderbird holds different significance in various Native American communities in some tribes Thunderbirds are considered extremely sacred forces of nature, in others, they are viewed as powerful but otherwise ordinary members of the animal kingdom. In the Gros Ventre tradition, the Thunderbird (Bha'a) gave the sacred pipe to the people.