Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Trading Posts and Native Arts of the Navajo and Hopi Tour

Hubbell Trading Post, Courtesy of the national Park Service
The artistic creations of the Navajo and Hopi are world renowned and the evolution of their native arts has been strongly linked to the trading posts. Trading Posts on the Navajo and Hopi reservations served as a cultural connection between these Native People and the outside world.  Besides serving as the social and economic centers for many of the Navajo and Hopi communities, trading posts have been central to the growth of the Native art forms themselves. One of the best ways to discover the culture and art of the Navajo and Hopi reservations is by visiting trading posts as we'll do on this tour. Along the way, we will also enjoy the unique experience of participating in a weaving auction as well as stop by various historical and cultural institutions along the way.

Tour Itinerary April 29 – May 5, 2015, Led by Peter Booth, Ph.D.

Day One: Fly into Grand Junction

  • Tour Grand Junction Downtown and Museum of the West
  • Night in Grand Junction

Day Two: South to Gallup

  • Tec Nos Poos
  • Toadlena Trading Post (Mark Winters)
  • Night In Gallup

Day Three: Gallup to Window Rock

  • Richardson’s Pawn Shop
  • RB Burnham Trading Post at Chambers
  • St Michaels Museum
  • Window Rock (Museum and Tribal Council Building)
  • Night at Window Rock

Day Four Hubbell to Canyon de Chelly

  • Hubbell Trading Post
  • Friends of Hubbell Rug Auction
  • Canyon de Chelly (South Rim Tour)
  • Holiday Inn (Garcia’s)

Day Five: Hopi to Tuba City

  • Sunrise on rim of Canyon de Chelly, then on to Hopi
  • Tsakurshovi Trading Post (Days) and Hopi
  • Tuba City
  • Night: Tuba City (Moenkopi Legacy Inn & Suites)

 Day Six: Home via Tuba City

  • Tuba City Trading Post and Museum
  • Gouldings
  • Twin Rocks (Bluff) for lunch

Day Seven:

  • Fly Home to Phoenix

Possible Alternatives:
Two Gray Hills (Les Wilson), Shonto Trading Post (Margaret Grieve); Hatathli Cultural Center, DinĂ© College, Lukachukai’s Totsoh Trading Post (Hank Blair), a Hopi Pueblo (Walpi/Sipaulovi or Oraibi)

$973 Member double occupancy / $1253 Member single occupancy
$1073 non-member double occupancy/ $1353 Non-member single occupancy

All prices include a $100.00 donation to Pueblo Grande Museum Auxiliary, van transportation, admissions and lodging.

Please note: Airfare or transportation to and from starting point in Grand Junction Colorado or meals are not included. Read the Cancellation Policy.

Register by March 25, 2015 online through the Museum Store or fill out and mail in this form with payment to PGMA Trip Chairman, 4619 E Washington St, Phoenix, AZ 85034.

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