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Trading Post Times

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Back in November of ‘03, we

thought that our friends and

collectors of American Indian

art might enjoy tips, tidbits and

information about the Ameri-

can Indian art world, and about

happenings around our place.

Since the first issue in January,

2004, we have covered hun-

dreds of subjects, in digest for-

mat, ranging from artist pro-

files, to legal issues surrounding

American Indian art, to great

places to visit.

We are gratified by the compli-

ments that we’ve received over

the years, and are surprised by

the number of folks that have

retained every issue since that

first one. And we’re surprised

to find the

Trading Post Times

turn up as a resource in places

like the Heard Museum.

As with many publications, this

one has been digitized and in-

corporated into our website

www.rivertradingpost.com

where every issue can be en-

joyed.

The art and the places of Native

America are as vibrant and

beautiful as ever, and we hope

to continue our quarterly visits

with you in the months ahead.

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vajoland and beyond to find the

many colors of earth used as

the “paint” in his creations.

Since the day that Zach’s dad

offered a blessing for our Scotts-

dale gallery, we have watched

him grow.

And now, we’re happy to help

Zach continue his growth by

featuring his very special work

in our River Trading Post gal-

leries.

We’ve known Zach Ben since

he was a little kid. (above left)

Today, he is barely old enough

to drive a car, at the “ripe old

age of 16”. (below left) Zach

has come into his own, reach-

ing for the stars with his very

own sand paintings.

Under the watchful eye of dad,

Joe Ben, Jr. and intensive train-

ing by Navajo elders, young

Zach searches throughout Na-

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The

Trading Post Times

enters its 10th year of bringing tips, tidbits,

information and opinion to friends of River Trading Post

Great quillwork has become a lost art, replaced generations ago

by the favored (and easier to work) European trade beads.

Recently we happened upon an exception. A beautifully deco-

rated Sioux men’s ceremonial regalia dating back to 1970 that

includes the soft buckskin shirt, leggings, breechclout and mocca-

sins adorned with lavish quillwork.

Today, this exceptional set is spotlighted in our Santa Fe gallery

for all to enjoy.