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Phone: 866-426-6901

www.rivertradingpost.com

314 N. River Street

East Dundee, IL 60118

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Indian Legends in Rhyme

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that was published in 1917 to

give children back East a “true”

portrait of the western Indian.

During his life as photographer,

painter and writer, Moon

amassed a considerable collec-

tion of Native American items,

carefully cataloging and label-

ing each of them.

One such item from the Moon

estate was acquired by River

Trading Post and currently is

displayed in the Chicagoland

gallery.

The item is a wonderful turn-of-

the-century cradleboard from

the Plateau region.

As a young boy in Wilmington,

Ohio, Carl Moon (1879-1948)

loved to read stories about the

Indians of the western United

States.

He moved west and began to

photograph and paint many

people of the Pueblos who

came to Albuquerque to sell

deerskins, beads and pottery.

While not as prolific as Edward

S. Curtis, Moon was an excel-

lent painter and photographer,

and in 1907 President Theodore

Roosevelt requested an exhibi-

tion of Moon’s work at the

White House.

Moon also published books

about Native Americans includ-

It is constructed of bent wood

wrapped with very soft hide,

and delicate beadwork is sewn

around the head.

Suspended from one side is a

beaded lizard amulet that en-

closed the navel cord of the

newborn, to keep evil spirits

away.

The original Carl Moon identi-

fication tag remain sewn to the

reverse side of the cradleboard.

This piece is suited to the most

discriminating collection of fine

Native American antiquities.

Further information is available

on our website, or by calling

River Trading Post.

Arts of Native America

Turn-of-century Plateau

cradleboard from the collection

of Carl Moon