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My Trip to Oraibi Arizona

I was fortunate enought to be invited to Oriabi by Robert Crying Redbear, a Cree Native American who owns a guild there.
Out of respect for there wishes, I took no pictures while I was in Oraiabi, "the third mesa"
I found a detailed history of the Hopi Tribe in Oraibi here:  http://ghosttowns.com/states/az/oraibi.html  It is short and detailed.

Oriabi is about in the center of the Navajo Nation which takes up a sginifacnt portion of North eastern Arizona.
It is about an 1.5 hours north of Winslow Arizona, home of many Hopi and Navajo trading post.

Here are some pictures taken of scenes in the Navajo Nation on route 87.  North of Winslow.
Pictures may be clicked to enlarge.

The Navajo Nation                              The Navajo Nation


The Navajo Nation                              The Navajo Nation

If you Look you can see houses and such scattered around the flatlands.  I even saw a Functional TeePee, unfortiunalty I missed the photo



Here are pitchure From the Hopi Nation on the second mesa, the village of "Kykotsmovi"
The Hopi that live here left the main tribe in Oraibi years ago.  Favoring the Electricity and Running water the White man offered.
The Hopi in Oraibi do not have these to this day.

The Hopi Nation                              The Hopi Nation

The first picture shows road in and you can see the Navajo nation of in the distance, The second is turned around 180 degrees.
This road cut into the side of the mesa is the only path up I saw.  Imagine trying to overtake this mesa with conventional weapons.  you can see out in every direction for hundreds of miles.  They were never overtaken
The Hopi Nation was not discovered until around 1880.  They have lived in this same location over 1100 years.  The longest established functional village in North American.

Here are the items i purchased on the trip.  Now that i have a contact and friend who lives there I intend on doing much more bussiness with the Hopi Nation.  Ed Hayden


Hopi pot by the Frog ladyHopi pot by the Frog lady
Hopi pot by the Frog ladyHopi pot by the Frog lady
$400.00
Hopi Pot by the "Frog Lady"
Compare this price with similar on Ebay.  This is cheaper and un-circulated.
There are generations of frog ladies, the most recent recently passed away.
This is one of the first produced by her daughter "Loretta"
 after years of preparation,  The new Frog Lady. 
6.25" tall,  5" wide
Sold


Hopi pot by D Tootsie AsahHopi pot by D Tootsie Asah
Hopi pot by D Tootsie AsahHopi pot by D Tootsie Asah
$300.00
Hopi pot by D Tootsie Asah
This is a old style traditional Hopi pot,  the artwork represent the rain and waves
You can see the emergence represented on the bottom center and the exit on the second pictures rim.
Look how this the rim is,  this is all hand rolled pottery!
Pot is 4.5 inches tall and 4.5 inches wide


Hopi pot by Emma NahaHopi pot by Emma Naha
Hopi pot by Emma NahaHopi pot by Emma Naha
$250.00
Hopi Pot by the "Emma Naha"
This Piece is Pinion fired.
You can see the characteristic dark spot,  this is created by one part of the pottery being closer to the pinion embers in the kiln
Pot is 3.75" tall and 3.5" wide

Cree War shirtCree War shirt
Cree War shirtCree War shirt
$1600.00
Cree War shirt by Robert Crying Redbear (Cree)

Hand Sewn with Indian tanned, smoked, Elk hide.  Very Soft Elk Leather.
I don't come by these often.  Get it before it goes.
~66 inches wide  34" tall


Turquoise Necklace Turquoise Necklace
$80.00
 White Buffalo Turquoise 16" Necklace by Robert Crying Redbear (Cree)
White Buffalo Turquoise in a Sterling Silver Setting
This necklace is finished of with Baby Conch shells and red carnelian.
Stone is 1.25" by 1.5"


Turquoise Necklace Turquoise Necklace
$80.00
 Nevada and Kingman Turquoise 22" Necklace by Robert Crying Redbear (Cree)
Nevada stones with smaller Kingman turquoise pieces in the middle/center of the piece


Turquoise Necklace Turquoise Necklace
$80.00
Kingman Turquoise, 19" Necklace by Robert Crying Redbear (Cree)
Kingman Turquoise with Turquoise and shell Heishi
 Center Stone is 1" wide


Turquoise Necklace Turquoise Necklace
$100.00
 Bisbee Turquoise with Kingman stone 19" Necklace by Robert Crying Redbear (Cree)
 
Bisbee Turquoise with a Kingman Turquoise Canter stone in a Sterling Silver setting
Stone is 2" by 1"







 
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