The Northwest Pewter Company is based in Haines, Alaska. Northwest Pewter is the brainchild of local resident Kristine Harder. Her lead-free pewter was designed by Native American inmates transitioning out of the prison system. A portion of each purchase is donated towards workshop art materials.
The rich art of the Pacific Northwest Coast Indians is timeless. These tribes occupied lands that we now call Alaska, southern Yukon, British Columbia, Washington, Oregon and northern California. In the earliest times, crests and legends were applied into wood, fiber weavings, slate, copper, silver, and gold. Highly prized for their beauty, these items were traded extensively with other indigenous groups throughout the West.