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Gallup SETTLED IN 1881

Of the Native American crafts sold worldwide, 85% is distributed from Gallup

Š Lisa Rodriquez

Located on the Arizona border between the Navajo Nation and the Pueblo of Zuni, Gallup is truly the Hub of Indian Country. It is the driving force of Native American markets, commanding attention internationally as the foremost outlet for quality handcrafted jewelry, pottery and blankets. The intriguing handiwork of Mother Nature is also abundant in the region with the colorful bluffs of Red Rock State Park, and the nearby formations of El Morro, El Malpais, Window Rock and Shiprock. Major ruins of the Anasazi Culture dot the region, including Chaco Culture National Historic Park, a World Heritage Site. A multicultural community, Gallup’s downtown and parks are enriched with sculpture and murals and it has preserved its local WPA era artwork. Gallup is the location for the annual Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial.

above: 1950 Spider Web Turquoise and Silver Squash Necklace. Courtesy of Richardson's Trading Co. opposite: A Plains Indian competes at the Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial.

INDIAN COUNTRY GALLUP

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2012-13 New Mexico Traveler  

Affluent hotel guests throughout New Mexico read this definitive, hardcover visitors’ guide. It is an exclusive, in room reference found in...

2012-13 New Mexico Traveler  

Affluent hotel guests throughout New Mexico read this definitive, hardcover visitors’ guide. It is an exclusive, in room reference found in...

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