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T

HE

T

RAIL

OF

A

NCIENT

D

IGNITY

,

A

G

RAND

B

UFFALO

Trading Post Times

One year ago, Oneida sculptor

Mark Fischer earned honors at

the Heard Museum Indian

Market for his dazzling

maquette entitled

Ancient Dignity.

This was the beginning of the

trail for

Ancient Dignity

. One

year later, Fischer completed a

life size

Ancient Dignity

. This

amazing copper sculpture

stands five feet seven inches tall

and is over seven feet long.

Fischer used nearly a mile of

copper wire secured with

39,000 weld points to bring

Ancient Dignity

to life.

Ancient Dignity

made its first

public appearance at River

Trading Post following an 1867

mile trek from Fisher’s studio

in Richfield, Wisconsin for our

annual Arts of Native America

show.

Then,

Ancient Dignity

traveled

to the Heard Museum Indian

Market where it was visited by

thousands, including groups of

Tewa Buffalo Dancers (see

right).

Though the most spectacular

piece at the market,

Ancient

Dignity

received no awards this

year because he just was too

large to qualify for competition.

Volume 12, Issue 2

April:June 2015

SPECIAL POINTS OF INTEREST:

Gathering of Nations Pow-Wow

April 23 - 25, Albuquerque, NM.

IACA Artist of the Year Celebration.

April 21, Isleta Pueblo, NM.

Eitlejorg Indian Market

June 27 - 28

Indianapolis, IN.

R i v e r T r a d i n g P o s t

INSIDE THIS ISSUE:

River Trading Post Artist

Cleans House at Heard

Market

2

A Dazzling War Shirt

from a Forgotten Pueblo

2

Favorite Places: Scotts-

dale’s Museum of the

West

3

Acoma Pottery: Beauty

and History Intersect

4

Mark Fischer’s

Ancient Dignity takes

2014 honors at the

Heard Museum

(right).

Ancient Dignity

emerges at

River Trading Post,

Scottsdale (far right).