Native American Culture

ARIZONA


example graphic Pinon, Arizona, the site of Navajo Trails community-based tour company and campgrounds.








example graphic Navajo Interactive Museum (Tuba City, Arizona) allows you to explore the Navajo world through interaction.





example graphic Dine College (Tsaile, Arizona), the first tribally-controlled college in the United States.





example graphic Historic Hubbell Trading Post (Ganado, Arizona) Oldest existing and operating turn-of-the-century Indian trading post, a designated national site.






Museum of Northern Arizona
(Flagstaff, Arizona) and its Native American exhibits.









example graphic The Hopi village of Old Oraibi (Kykotsmovi), the oldest still inhabited Native village in North America.





NEW MEXICO


Gallup, New Mexico, the "Indian jewelry capital of the world," - over 100 retail Indian arts businesses there.

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Santa Fe Indian Market (Santa Fe, New Mexico), a 90-year-old Native art market.


Gathering of Nations - Albuquerque, NM - April


example graphic Navajo Nation Museum (Window Rock, New Mexico) dedicated to preserving and interpreting the rich and unique culture of the Navajo People.






Acoma Pueblo, also known as Sky City, is built atop a sheer-walled, 367-foot sandstone bluff as a defense system against raiders, in a valley studded with sacred, towering monoliths, Sky City has remained suspended in time for two millennia. The mesa-top village is known worldwide for its unique art and profoundly rich culture.

The Zuni are a deeply traditional people who live on the western slope of the Continental Divide in a scenic valley, surrounded by the enchanting mesas. Some Zuni still live in the old style Pueblos, while others live in modern flat-roofed houses. The Zuni refer to themselves in their own language as A:shiwi. Life for these Pueblo people revolves around their religious beliefs. They have a cycle of religious ceremonies which takes precedence over all else.

A:shiwi A:wan Museum & Heritage Center - The selling of pottery and other traditional arts and crafts is a major source of income for many of the Zuni. They make pottery, clothing, baskets, and Kachina dolls, and most importantly needle point and inlaid jewelry.





The Taos Pueblo People live at the foot of the majestic Taos Mountains, towering 14,000 feet over the Rio Grande River Valley in Northern New Mexico. The Taos Pueblo, "The Place of the Red Willows," is an internationally renowned Native American community and has been designated both a World Heritage Site and a National Historic Landmark. The multi-storied adobe buildings have been continuously inhabited for hundreds of years. The people of the Taos Pueblo are called the Red Willow people and speak their native Tiwa language as well as English.

example graphic The Indian Pueblo Cultural Center (Albuquerque, New Mexico), is owned by the 19 Pueblos of New Mexico, has many Pueblo cultural exhibits as well as authentic Native American cuisine.