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Phone: 866-426-6901

www.rivertradingpost.com

314 N. River Street

East Dundee, IL 60118

R

YON

P

OLEQUAPTEWA

: K

ACHINA

C

ARVER

A

ND

T

HUNDER

M

AKER

Ryon also is a music maker, or

a thunder maker, as a member

of the

Blu Thunder Singers

.

Blu Thunder

was formed in 2002

as a way to thank The Creator

for giving the group members

the gift of singing as well as

guidance in all of their endeav-

ors.

If you ever have the opportu-

nity to see Ryon and

Blu Thun-

der

perform, you will feel the

power and the thunder of the

big drum from the tip of your

head to your toes.

As a part of

Blu Thunder,

Ryon

has composed a number of

traditional songs, including a

Ryon Polequaptewa is without

doubt one of the finest kachina

doll carvers today. He is from

Shungopavi and is of the Sun

Clan. And if you visit River

Trading Post in Scottsdale,

don’t be surprised if you see

Ryon with his latest creation.

Ryon’s kachina dolls contain a

lot of character, a dose of hu-

mor, and reflect the great care

that he takes in creating each

one.

Each doll has a unique story to

tell, and you can hear Ryon tell

the story of

Warrior Maiden

on

the River Trading Post Pod

Network.

number of Intertribal songs and

Grass Dance songs.

Ryon is with many talents...and

one of the very nicest artists

that we have met. He always is

quick to look you in the eye,

with a broad smile, and say

Kwakwah! (Thank You!)

Arts of Native America

Ryon Polequaptewa

Sakwa Hu’ (Blue Whipper Kachina) by

Ryon Polequaptewa.

This is a very old kachina that is frequently

impersonated by one of the younger or

smaller boys during the Powamu where he

serves as a guard of the procession on

Third Mesa.