Cliff dwellings of the Salado people in the Tonto National Monument.
Tonto National Monument: Not Just Another Day Trip
March 15, 2019

The Apache Trail near Roosevelt Lake and Dam, part of the Tonto National Monument in Arizona, features the cliff dwellings of the Salado people, as this vintage photograph shows.

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Turquoise is found with matrix (veining), created by copper, iron, and other materials.
Touched by Turquoise: The Universal Appeal of Turquoise Jewelry
February 19, 2019

Many of the words used for turquoise in Native American languages translate as the ‘sky stone’ in English. Turquoise is believed to offer positive healing energy, to assist in communication, expression, mental functions, and protection.

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Brightly painted copal wood carvings (alebrijes) from Mexico.
Mexican Wood Carvings: Wild Oaxacan Wonders
December 20, 2018

Brightly colored objects are a staple in the Southwestern United States and Mexico. Whether it’s brilliant Talavera pottery decorating the gardens…

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Mary Jane Dudley is an Apache weaver of burden baskets and lives in San Carlos, Arizona
Apache Burden Baskets: The Art of Mary Jane Dudley
November 14, 2018

When seeing an Apache burden basket for the first time, we‘re not only struck by the unique quality of such an…

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