"Matoska" is Lakota (Sioux) for "white bear." Mato means "bear" and ska is the word for "white." Our
company was actually named after one of our dogs, a Great Pyrenees, who resembled a small, shaggy, white bear (well, small
for a bear, but Matoska weighed over 100 pounds!).
Nancy & Brent with dogs Ichamna & Matoska
Matoska trading company was established in 1991 and is owned and run by Brent and Nancy Schellhase.
We are a mail order company primarily operating in the United States but we have a growing list of international friends
and ship orders all over the world.
Our primary focus is items related to the art and history of the North American
Plains Indian. We offer an extensive selection of books, periodicals, beads, feathers, craft supplies, music, and much