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Volume 7, Issue 4

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We Love Our Artists

During our 10-year journey, we learned that you never stop

learning. The artists that we’ve known over that time have taught

us more than a lesson or two.

American Indian artists visit River Trading Post to work and to

play. Some of the greatest joys are the kids. You can find people

around the place sculpting, weaving and carving. These are the

people that keep us going. And to a certain extent, we hope, that

we also help to keep them going.

These people are bright, they have a great sense of humor, they bake

treats for us, and are they ever talented. Last we checked we had

works from over 80 different tribal groups around the place.

Working with Cliff Fragua, Caroline Carpio, Amelia Joe-Chandler,

Mark Fischer, Ryon Polequaptewa, Augustine Mowa III, and all of

the others is very special, indeed. Each on has a different lesson to

teach. And we love learning from them.

One of our major missions during our 10 year journey has been to

support the livelihoods of our American Indian artist friends.

We Love Our Collectors

During the past 10 years, we have enjoyed working with thousands

of collectors round the world, many becoming great friends. Col-

lectors are the life blood of American Indian art, and we simply

serve as a way to make a connection between our collectors and the

artists.

One word that we don’t know around River Trading Post is the

word “customer.” We have valued every collector as a part of our

River Trading Post family over these last 10 years. That is a part of

our culture, and that will not change.

Collectors, including leading museum guilds, have found River

Trading Post a destination point, and love River Trading Post

for their very special events.

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A Collector’s Group from the Wheelwright

Museum in Santa Fe enjoys a discussion

about American Indian Art on the portal at

River Trading Post, Santa Fe

The Heard Museum Guild enjoys an artist

demonstration in our special artist work

area at River Trading Post, Scottsdale.

During our 10-year journey, we have

worked with today’s very top Native

American Artists, including several

Native American Artists of the Year.

The reward to us is the connection

between the Native American artists

and our great collectors.

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If it ain’t fun don’t do it

We firmly believe that. And if you know River Trading Post, you

know that we have fun around the place.

We’ve had drummers, fiddlers and rock bands at River Trading Post

during our short 10 year journey, and have entertained thousands of

people at our events.

People have enjoyed the resonant drumming of

Blu Thunder

(headed

by kachina carver Ryon Polequapteta),

Moiety

, a leading Indian rock band that featured the late Jimmy

Shendo, and the spectacular work of

Arvel Bird

,

Lord of the Strings

.

Arvel Bird is among the top American

Indian enertainers to perform at River

Trading Post during our 10-year journey.