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Trading PostTimes

Trading PostTimes

Trading PostTimes

Trading PostTimes

Volume 1 , Issue 4

January 2004

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Gordon Tonips is a dancer and

a promoter. He offers dance

shows and talks on Native

American culture and beliefs.

He also creates unique stone

carvings that have taken Santa

Fe and the Native American art

markets by storm, receiving

prestigious ribbons from the

Santa Fe Indian Market five

years running.

Of Comanche and Kiowa de-

scent, Tonips was born in 1950

around the Chilocco Indian

School in northern Oklahoma,

where his grandmother worked.

On his Comanche side, his

great-great grandfather, Noya-

bad, fought with Chief Quanah

Parker at the Battle of Palo

Duro Canyon. On his Kiowa

side, Tonips’ grandfather, chief

Stumblingbear, was one chief to

sign the peace treaty at Medi-

cine Lodge, Kansas in 1867.

Tonips’ most spectacular work

are of ancient ruins. “When I

sculpt a stone, I travel into the

past a thousand years and relive

the daily lives of the great peo-

ple who built and lived in these

sacred places.”

His prize winning sculpture of

Cliff Palace

is on display in our

Scottsdale gallery, and his

Ante-

lope House

rendering

is in our

East Dundee gallery. Addi-

tional information can be found

on our website.

Cliff Palace by Gordon Tonips

Gordon Tonips

On November 15, River Trad-

ing Post will open its newest

gallery on Canyon Road in

Santa Fe.

Like River Trading Post in

Dundee and Scottsdale, our

Santa Fe gallery will make visi-

tors feel right at home.

There will be many great rooms

to browse, a wonderful Indian

art collection to enjoy, and a

beautiful portal garden where

visitors can enjoy a cup of Ar-

buckle’s cowboy coffee.

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Coming Soon, River Trading Post,

610 Canyon Road, Santa Fe.

INSIDE THIS ISSUE:

A Dozen Great Gift Ideas 2

New Tradition at San

Ildefonso

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Trading Post Times

October:December 2004

SPECIAL POINTS OF INTEREST:

Traditional Pueblo Arts. Ongoing at River

Trading Post, Scottsdale

www.puebloarts.com

Native American Art show

Ziibiwing Center of Anishinabe Culture

Mt. Pleasant, Michigan. October 9 and 10.

St. Margaret’s Feast Day Harvest and

Social Festival. Laguna Pueblo, October 17.

River Trading Post, Santa Fe opening,

November 15

Christmas Light Parade. Thanksgiving Day.

Zuni Pueblo.

8 Northern Indian Pueblos Winter Arts Fair.

1st Weekend in December.

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INSIDE THIS ISSUE:

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Parker t the Battle of Palo

Duro Canyon. O his Kiowa

side, To ips’ grandfath r, chief

Stumblingbear, w s one chief to

s gn the p ace tre ty at Medi-

cine Lodge, Kansas in 1867.

Tonips’ most spectacular work

are of ncie t ruins. “When I

sculpt a stone, I travel i to the

past thousand years and r live

th daily lives of the great peo-

ple who built and lived in these

sacred places.”

H s prize winning culpture of

Cliff Pal c

is on display in our

Scottsdal gallery, and his

Ante-

lope Ho se

r ndering

is in our

East Dundee gallery. Addi-

tional information can be found

on our website.

tors f el right at home.

There will be many great rooms

to browse, a wonderful Indian

art collection to enjoy, and a

beautiful portal garden where

visitors can enjoy a cup of Ar-

buckle’s cowboy coffee.