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Trading Post Times

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For a blaze of color, the heart-

beat thumping of the drums

that you actually can feel

within, and a testament to the

vibrancy of American Indian

culture today, you just have to

get out to a powwow this sea-

son.

The grandest powwow of all is

the Gathering of Nations event

held at the University of New

Mexico stadium (The Pit) each

April.

The powwow trail is extensive,

reaching into every corner of

the country, and into the big-

gest cities and the smallest.

The term “powwow” is derived

from a Narragansett Indian

term that referred to a teacher,

a dream, or a gathering.

The powwow today is a blend

of the cultural, ritual and social

aspects of many Indian peo-

ples, and visitors to a powwow

can expect to enjoy Native arts

and crafts, music, dancing and

plenty of good food.

For information on a powwow

in your area, we suggest you

visit

www.powwows.com

.

This site will give you the latest

calendar of powwows through-

out the country.

Don’t forget your camera.

culture with others.

“A simple ear of corn reminds

me to cherish and protect the

beautiful gifts of nature. The

bear represents the power and

spirit of my grandfather.”

For many years, Andy has been

carving stone to express his

understanding and love of his

traditional life. His wife

Roberta adds final touches to

each work, adding a feather or

stone to give each piece its own

character.

Andy Abeita is an artist and a

teacher who touches people by

sharing the ideas and philoso-

phies of his culture.

Andy’s work can be seen in

each of our galleries, and on

our website.

He has lectured at Cornell Uni-

versity, the Chicago Academy

of Arts and the Rockwell Mu-

seum.

People collecting his fabulous

work include President and

Mrs. Gerald Ford, Anthony

Quinn and Mike Ditka.

Andy Abeita, Isleta Pueblo,

uses his stone carvings as a way

to share his memories and his

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River Trading Post

314 N. River Street

Dundee, Illinois 60118

847-426-6901

610 B. Canyon Road

Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501

505-982-2805

7140 E. 1st Avenue

Scottsdale, Arizona 85251

Whether you are decorating

your home, or are an avid col-

lector of fine American Indian

art, you will find River Trading

Post has a great mix of historic

and contemporary art from

over 50 tribal nations.

Come visit. Enjoy!

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Dundee

RTP On-Line

Scottsdale

Santa Fe