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Trading PostTimes

Volume 3 , Issue 4

October:December 2006

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Gordon Tonips is a dancer and

a promoter. He offers dance

shows and talks on Native

American culture and beliefs.

He also creates unique stone

carvings that have taken Santa

Fe and the Native American art

markets by storm, receiving

prestigious ribbons from the

Santa Fe Indian Market five

years running.

Of Comanche and Kiowa de-

scent, Tonips was born in 1950

around the Chilocco Indian

School in northern Oklahoma,

where his grandmother worked.

On his Comanche side, his

great-great grandfather, Noya-

bad, fought with Chief Quanah

Parker at the Battle of Palo

Duro Canyon. On his Kiowa

side, Tonips’ grandfather, chief

Stumblingbear, was one chief to

sign the peace treaty at Medi-

cine Lodge, Kansas in 1867.

Tonips’ most spectacular work

are of ancient ruins. “When I

sculpt a stone, I travel into the

past a thousand years and relive

the daily lives of the great peo-

ple who built and lived in these

sacred places.”

His prize winning sculpture of

Cliff Palace

is on display in our

Scottsdale gallery, and his

Ante-

lope House

rendering

is in our

East Dundee gallery. Addi-

tional information can be found

on our website.

On November 15, River Trad-

ing Post will open its newest

gallery on Canyon Road in

Santa Fe.

Like River Trading Post in

Dundee and Scottsdale, our

Santa Fe gallery will make visi-

tors feel right at home.

There will be many great rooms

to browse, a wonderful Indian

art collection to enjoy, and a

beautiful portal garden where

visitors can enjoy a cup of Ar-

buckle’s cowboy coffee.

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Trading Post Times

SPECIAL POINTS OF INTEREST:

Traditional Pueblo Arts. Ongoing at

River Trading Post, Scottsdale, AZ

www.puebloarts.com

Impacted Nations: An Exhibit

Through December 16

American Indian Center

Trickster Gallery

190 S. Roselle Road

Schaumburg, IL

SWAIA First Winter Showcase

November 24—26

Inn At Loretto

Santa Fe, NM

6th Anniversary Celebration,

Friday, November 10

6pm—9pm

River Trading Post

East Dundee, Il

Christmas Eve On Canyon Road

at River Trading Post

December 24

6PM-10pm

Santa Fe, NM

Pueblo Seasonal Dances. Please

check Pueblos for dates and times.

R i v e r T r a d i n g P o s t

A Dozen Great Gift Ideas 2

Philbert Honanie

Continues The

Hopi Tradition

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INSIDE THIS ISSUE:

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The Christmas season pu blo

dances ar among the most

beautiful event in New Mex-

ico.

Whi e each pueblo has i s

unique feast days during the

y ar, the Christmas season in-

cludes pecial ceremon es be-

cau e of the lending of Indian

tr ditional ancing and the

c lebratio of the birth of Christ

in their adopted religious faith.

Not all ceremonies during the

season ar reflective of Christi-

anity however. Some of the

danc s are dedicated to the

animal world where the dress,

sounds and rhythms are repre-

sentative of deer, buffalo, big-

horn sheep, elk and antelope.

The dances show gratitude and

respect to those i t e animal

world.

The pueblos that do reflect

Spanish Catholic belief include

mass and a recreation of the

birth of Jesus.

On Christmas Eve, Taos

Pueblo holds its annual proces-

sion with bonfires, and the

annual Children’s Dance. At

Nambe Pueblo, the Buffalo

Dance follows midnight mass.

Old Acoma Pueblo is lit with

luminaries beginning at the

Scenic View Point and contin-

ues all the way to “Sky City.”

The holiday dances re open

for everyone to appreciate and

enjoy.

The h liday season always

means something special to our

Riv Trading P st friends.

We kick off this year’s events at

our Dundee g llery on Friday,

November 10 wi h our 6th an-

nual birthd y bash. The 6 to 9

pm ev nt fea ures great food,

beverages and

very special

prices.

C ristmas eve is very special in

our Santa Fe gallery as we cele-

b ate the radi ional Canyon

Road Christmas Eve from 6 to

9pm.

Join us this holiday season, and

feel the spirit.

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Taos Pueblo celebrates

the Sundown Proces-

sion and Children’s

Dance on Christmas

Eve.

River Trading Post—

Dundee