From the archives of River Trading Post, we offer several
short videos that we believe you will enjoy that portray the essence of Native
America in times past as well as today. Just click on the image to view
the video in a Windows Media Viewer format.
Images by Mary Jane
we see a series of images created by architect Mary Elizabeth Jane Coulter, who
not only was fascinated by Southwest Native American Culture, but designed Hopi
House at the Grand Canyon.
Also included are photos taken for the Department of
Interior for purposes of
documenting "Indian life."
Percy Marble extensively documented Native America. The Indian Agent was
born in 1870 and entered Government Indian Service in 1911. Until he
retired in 1926, Marble was assigned to many reservations in the Plains and
Southwest areas. While his images lack some of the quality of others, his
possibly is the most honest portrayal of actual Native American life at the
Way and New
This short clip is a collage of historic images along
with some of our own. While it contrasts history with today, we are
constantly amazed at the wonderful way our Indian friends have preserved the old
ways while adapting to the larger culture around them.
During the 1950's and 1960's tourists
flocked to Indian Country, and sent postcards with Indian pictures back
home to friends. Some of the postcard images actually were quite
good, and a collection of many postcards paints a nice picture of Native
American culture of the time. Enjoy this short video.
Polequaptewa Tells Us About Five Hopi Kachinas
Ryon Polequaptewa is one of our favorite
carvers. He is a traditional Hopi that shares his culture with all
of us in the spirit of teaching. In this very special River Trading
Post podcast, Ryon describes the meaning of several Kachina spirits that
have been with us since before that day in 1492.
a Contemporary Trading Post
While this site is not commercial, and we intend to
keep it that way, we thought you might like to see what a contemporary trading
post looks like.
This is a short tour of three of the River Trading Posts, along with the sights
and sounds of these places. You will get to see many of the Native
American artists that sell their work to River Trading Post...people that are
keeping age old traditions alive and vibrant today.