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Field Trip to Gallup, New Mexico History of Native American Trade and Craft in New Mexico

  • January 13, 2017
  • 12:00 PM
  • January 14, 2017
  • 3:00 PM
  • Gallup, New Mexico

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  • Please join us for a special guided tour of Gallup's historic trading posts and silversmith shops.

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Adventures in Anthropology’s January Exploration Trip
Gallup Trading Posts
January 13-14, 2017


Please join us for a special guided tour of Gallup's historic trading posts and silversmith shops.  Meet in person some of the most famous silversmiths and weavers of the Southwest, located right here in Gallup, New Mexico.  For over a hundred years, Gallup has been a center of trade between Native American artisans and the rest of the world.  Hear presentations on the history of the trading posts and the interactions among Native American, Spanish, and Western European cultures in this melting pot of America.  Experience stones used in jewelry hands-on and learn to recognize the turquoise of many different mines.  Learn tips in recognizing the real from the "fake".  Observe several different styles of silversmithing.  Watch a weaving demonstration by one of country's most recognized and awarded Navajo weavers.  Hear from families that have run trading posts for generations, acting as mediators and ambassadors on behalf of the artists.  In addition, we will experience some of the most well-known restaurants of Gallup.  We will get to explore the El Rancho Hotel, famous for housing the film stars of the Golden Age of the American Western.


The trip is timed to coincide with the Crownpoint Navajo Rug Action, to be held on Friday, January 13.  This will be an optional event, for those who wish to coordinate together and drive to Crownpoint.


Please see the attached itinerary.  If you are not able to join us for the full schedule, please meet up with us as you can.  Please feel free to stay longer and enjoy the city! 


Transportation and housing will be on-own.  Information follows.


To register, please call AiA at (505) 797-7325 and ask for Alicia Webb or register online here.  Registration is $15.00 per person to participate in the full tour or portion.  Payment may be made by check or credit card.  Deadline is Monday, January 9, 2017.  Any requests for carpooling should be made at this time.


Adventures in Anthropology is a 501(c)(3) organization that focuses on the diverse people of the Southwest, their past history, and present interaction through the context of their culture, history, and community.  Through programs, its supporters, community outreach, and other activities, Adventures in Anthropology, Inc. strives to benefit the public and especially school-aged children's programs that encourage opportunities for them to learn the rich history of the people of the Southwest.  Note that your registration fee for this event is fully tax-deductible.





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