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$50.00 brings with it a number

of enjoyable benefits to mem-

bers, including:

A membership card that

entitles members to a 10%

discount at many leading

American Indian Art Gal-

leries (Including River

Trading Post.)

A one-year subscription to

Native Peoples Magazine

A subscription to the

IACA

Newsletter

, and member-

ship directory

Free admission to IACA

Collector’s Markets and

Seminars.

For more information, visit the

River Trading Post website,

www.rivertradingpost.com

, or

visit the IACA website, www.

IACA.com

Now you can be a “card carry-

ing” American Indian art col-

lector and enjoy some great

benefits.

The

Indian Arts and Crafts As

so-

ciation

is comprised of Ameri-

can Indian Artists, Galleries

and American Indian Art col-

lectors.

The annual

IACA Collector’s

Guild

membership fee of just

IACA C

OLLECTOR

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G

UILD

D

EBUTS

Volume 8, Issue 2

Page 3

F

AVORITE

P

LACES

: N

AVAJO

T

RADING

P

OSTS

A century or so ago, Navajo

territory was dotted with 158

trading posts, that we know of.

(You can find a map of all of

these old places on our website

library.)

These were places where people

not only came to trade wool,

cattle and sheep for food and

other goods, but they served as

social centers as well.

In those days, the trading posts

served as sort of convenience

stores for the Navajo people,

including a place where the

people could get cold, hard

cash using jewelry or other

items as collateral.

During the 1980’s the true con-

venience store appeared in Na-

vajo and Hopi country. They

didn’t really trade anything, but

they did sell gasoline, and the

most amazing array of junk

food that you every have seen.

For the most part, the classic

old trading post just had to

close the doors.

Some of them, such as the

Cameron Trading Post, near

Flagstaff, (pictured upper right)

survived in grand style includ-

ing fabulous lodging for people

visiting Navajo country.

Others like Tohatchi

(Tohatchi, New Mexico) and

Cow Canyon (Bluff , Utah)

have seen the end of the trail.

(Pictured to the right.)

When you travel Navajo coun-

try, you will see the historic

remains of these great old

places.

They are constant reminders of

a cleaner, simpler time. And

somehow, they always refresh

the spirit.

That is why we include them

among our favorite places.

(

The historic Toadlena Trading

Post still continues under the wing

of trader Mark Winter . Today it

supports over 100 Navajo weavers.)

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