Journal

The system of trading posts in the arid southwest had an enormous impact on how the area was shaped, both economically and in the minds and imaginations of travelers to the area. One such post was established by Jack Michelson and his wife, Mildred, in 1932 in the growing city of Albuquerque. Mildred’s maiden name […]
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Tskies Artist Co-Op is a dream come true. The concept of a place where artists could come and find the equipment, workspace and mentoring they needed has been part of the Tskies dream since the beginning. One of the most important aspects of the Co-Op is the goal of enabling each artist to build their […]
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Due to the need to stay at home to stop the spread of Covid-19, many of the festivals and events we enjoy have been postponed or canceled. That doesn’t, however, mean the reason for celebrating some of them has taken a holiday. Take, for example, Cinco de Mayo. This day is likely more of an […]
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The diverse materials found in handcrafted Native American jewelry reflect more than the long history of such items being valued by various groups. The fact that stones as different as turquoise, opal, and coral are all part of the tradition of Native jewelry making reflects the truth that the prehistoric and historic world was far […]
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Many visitors to the Southwest are drawn to the Pueblos during the annual Feast Days. These cultural celebrations bring those both familiar and new to the customs and traditions of the Pueblo people. The celebrations occur at the same time each year, and most Pueblos hold a large Feast Day to honor the patron saint […]
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