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Trading PostTimes

Volume 2 , Issue 4

October:December 2005

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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.

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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INSIDE THIS ISSUE:

A Dozen Great Gift Ideas 2

New Tradition at San

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Trading Post Times

SPECIAL POINTS OF INTEREST:

Traditional Pueblo Arts. Ongoing at

River Trading Post, Scottsdale, AZ

www.puebloarts.com

5th Anniversary Celebration,

November 11

6pm—9pm

River Trading Post

East Dundee, Il

Christmas Eve At River Trading Post

December 24

Santa Fe, NM

Beauty Before Me,

Beauty All Around Me

The Art of Joe Yazzie

Trickster Gallery

190 South Roselle Road

Schaumburg, Il

Through January 13, 2006

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INSIDE THIS ISSUE:

Lasting Work Of F nie

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Navajo artist, Joe Yazzie will

be the featured guest to help

celebrate our fifth birthday on

Friday, Novemb r 11. Our

official celebration will be be-

tween 6pm and 9pm.

Yazzie’s spectacular giclées

brea he mold of Native

American a t with vibrant color

and motio .

Yazzie was born and raised just

a couple of miles from the Pine-

dale Trading Post in New Mex-

ic . He w nt to s h ol before

he was old enough, just s he

could play with crayons.

Joe tells us, “I developed lowly

as n a tis . I pain ed whenever

I had the chance. My subjects

have alwa s been my people,

from days lon go...They

co e to me in dre ms—each

person shows m the colors of

their life, their rainbow.

“I try to cap ure it with my

b ush d my pai ts, to ap-

pease their spirits, to keep them

coming back. In life, my p o-

pl are about design and color.

“No wonder—they lived in the

desert where imagination runs

w ld with color.”

Come visit with Joe Yazzie at

River Trading Post on Friday,

November 11, and to help

celebrate five great years.

Historic Canyon Road is dotted

by th usands of farolitos (paper

b g lanterns) and pinon-wood

bo fires as people stroll the

road singing Christmas carols

and enjoying hot apple cider.

The unique f stival is an old

radition n Santa Fe as homes

and shops in the neighborhood

play host to thousands of visi-

rs n this special night.

River Trading Post will have

the doors open, the fireplaces

burning and our special green

chili stew and cowboy coffee on

for Christmas Eve visitors.

If you’re in the neighborhood,

be sure to drop in.

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Christmas Eve Magic at River

Trading Post,

Santa Fe

Apache Dancer

by

Joe Yazzie