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Indigenous Peoples Near Winslow (AZ)

Published by Old Trails Museum and Winslow Historical Society

This collection offers snapshots, some over 100 years old, from Native American life in and around Winslow, AZ, a border town to the Navajo and Hopi Reservations. These two tribes comprise most of the native population near here, but Winslow became a second home to a contingent of Laguna Indians and members of various other tribes. The Navajos are known as weavers and silversmiths, the Hopis as basket makers, kachina carvers, and for the storied ceremonies the latter represents. Both tribes have survived in a land and climate that can be inhospitable and formidable at best. For well over one hundred years their works have been prized collections and are representations of ancient cultures still embedded in the hearts, hands and traditions of artisans of today.

Winslow