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Fe Indian Market.

The prize winning sculpture is

available by contacting River

Trading Post. The lucky pur-

chaser also will receive a dupli-

cate of the blue ribbon won in

Santa Fe.

Mark Fischer’s Turtle Clan Art

was among the very hottest

sellers at the 2008 Santa Fe

Indian Market. It seemed like

people wandering everywhere

around the historic Santa Fe

plaza carried Turtle Clan Art

with them.

We’re proud to feature an ex-

tensive collection of Mark

Fischer’s Turtle Clan Art in

each of our galleries, and on

Mark’s own page on the River

Trading Post website.

The Turtle taught us patience

and persistence. Turtle is seen

as strength and solidarity...old

and wise and well respected. It

was Turtle who offered its shell

as a foundation in the creation

story.

This rendition of the Turtle

Storyteller, by Oneida sculptor

Mark Fischer, took a First

Place ribbon at the 2008 Santa

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Volume 5, Issue 4

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One guy we love having around

River Trading Post is our old

friend Ed Seechoma, a young

man with exceptional talents as

a kachina doll carver whose

work is in great demand.

Ed is from Hotevilla at Third

Mesa and is deeply involved in

his villages kiva and ceremo-

nies. (So much so, that because

of he has a couple of bum

knees to show for it.)

When it comes to carving, Ed

uses as much energy as he does

at ceremonial events.

He is one of a few carvers to

stick to the old ways of carving.

He uses old horseshoe files for

shaping, natural pigments from

the land around him for color

and he even hand ties all of his

feathers.

One sure sign that you are look-

ing at an Ed Seechoma kachina

doll is its bowed legs.

Now we’re not exactly sure

why Ed makes his dolls bow

legged, but we suspect it has to

do with his great sense of hu-

mor.

Whatever the reason, it has

become a trademark for Ed and

his work.

You can enjoy an extensive

collection of Ed Seechoma’s

work in our galleries and on our

website.

F

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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

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

Ed Seechoma discusses his work at

River Trading Post (Upper Right).

Seechoma’s work is beautifully crafted,

with their bow legs as shown by his

Hemis (left panel) and his Marao.

Mark Fischer’s Turtle Storyteller

First Place Winner at 2008

Indian Market.