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longboat in his sculpture enti-

tled

Longboat

.

Longboat

is created in copper,

welded in silver with oxygen/

acetylene and a copper sulfate

patina.

Fischer’s sculpture is 72 inches

long and stands 28 inches tall.

It sits atop a 76” tall display

table that also is created in cop-

per.

Longboat

is just one of many of

Mark Fischer’s works featured

in each of our River Trading

Post galleries, and on our web-

site.

For additional information, or

images of

Longboat

, just contact

us.

Longboat

is on display at

River Trading Post, Scottsdale.

In another age, the Iroquois

traversed the lakes and the

streams in large canoes made

from the bark of the oak and

the red elm.

Many of the old Iroquois ca-

noes stretched up to forty feet

with a capacity for thirty men.

Oneida sculptor, Mark Fischer,

has created a magnificent re-

membrance of the Iroquois

F

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CULPTURE

R

ECALLS

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ROQUOI S

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ONGBOAT

Volume 5, Issue 2

Page 3

Montezuma Castle. A 20 room

Sinaqua apartment house.

F

AVORITE

P

LACES

: M

ONTEZUMA

C

ASTLE

Seven hundred years ago, the

Sinaquas of the Verde Valley in

Arizona built a five-story, 20

room dwelling that is neatly

tucked into a cut out recess

high in a cliff.

The Sinaqua (pronounced

Sin

ah wah

meaning

without water)

inhabited the lush Verde Valley

from 1070AD to around

1275AD.

The fertile land included a vari-

ety of wildlife including deer,

antelope and bear that supple-

mented a diet that consisted

primarily of corn.

The area also benefited from an

elaborate irrigation system left

by the prehistoric Hohokam

Indians.

One can’t help but be amazed

when thinking of people climb-

ing up so high to cut out the

cliff and erect the building that

overlooks Beaver Creek.

In the early 1400’s the Sinaqua

people left their Verde Valley,

possibly because of conflict

with the nearby Yavapai.

If you ever travel to Sedona

from Phoenix, you will want to

make Montezuma Castle a

place to visit. It is easily acces-

sible, and the surrounding area

is beautiful, especially in the

Spring.

Other Sinaqua structures can

also be found in the area, in-

cluding Tuzigoot and Monte-

zuma Well. Each of the an-

cient sites can easily be visited

in a day.

Enjoy the trip.

F

OUR

G

REAT

C

OLLECTOR

E

XPERIENCES

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

7033 E. Main Street

Scottsdale, Arizona 85251

480-444-0001

www.rivertradingpost.com

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!

Dundee

RTP On-Line

Scottsdale

Santa Fe

Longboat by Mark Fischer (Oneida).