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New Mexico

Exploring the Santa Fe Indian Market

See artists’ demonstrations and meet local artists as you enjoy a comprehensive exploration of Santa Fe’s museums, galleries, markets and traditions of Indian Art.
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Program No. 4445RJ
Length
7 days
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2,099
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New Mexico

Exploring the Santa Fe Indian Market

See artists’ demonstrations and meet local artists as you enjoy a comprehensive exploration of Santa Fe’s museums, galleries, markets and traditions of Indian Art.
Length
7 days
Starts at
2,099
Special Offer
Click on Dates & Prices below to see special offer details.
Program No. 4445 RJ
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Aug 17 - Aug 23, 2021
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Aug 17 - Aug 23, 2021
Starting at
2,779
Special Offer

Enroll by Dec. 31, 2020 to take $100 off the price shown!

At a Glance

More than 1,000 artists share their artistic traditions at Santa Fe’s internationally renowned Indian Market. Experience the festivities as you enjoy musical performances, fashion shows and great food. Walk amid the artists’ booths filled with pottery, jewelry, weaving and more, and in your spare time, enjoy the gallery scene.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking 1-3 miles daily over varied terrain and standing up to two hours. Elevations up to 7,200 feet.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Attend the Indian Market Preview to see the stunning pieces of art submitted for judging and also the award-winning pieces. Be among the first to see the winners in each category!
  • Visit the Indian Arts Research Center at the School for Advanced Research.
  • Delight in a field trip to the Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian.
Featured Expert
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Louie Hena
Louie Hena has been an activist in the field of revitalizing traditional Pueblo agriculture and protecting indigenous food and seed sovereignty. A member of the Tesuque and Zuni Pueblos in New Mexico, he is a renowned permaculture design consultant, Rio Grande and Rio Chama river guide, and an educator on traditional land management systems. He helped organize the Traditional Native American Farmer Association, the New Mexico Acequia Association and the Indigenous Food and Seed Sovereignty Alliance.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Deana Calhoun has lived in Las Cruces for more than 50 years and has traveled every corner of New Mexico and beyond. She is knowledgeable and experienced in agriculture, art, education, hospitality, and tourism. Deana shares her love of learning and experiencing new places with others as a Road Scholar Group Leader.
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Louie Hena View biography
Louie Hena has been an activist in the field of revitalizing traditional Pueblo agriculture and protecting indigenous food and seed sovereignty. A member of the Tesuque and Zuni Pueblos in New Mexico, he is a renowned permaculture design consultant, Rio Grande and Rio Chama river guide, and an educator on traditional land management systems. He helped organize the Traditional Native American Farmer Association, the New Mexico Acequia Association and the Indigenous Food and Seed Sovereignty Alliance.
Visit the Road Scholar Bookshop
You can find many of the books we recommend at the Road Scholar store on bookshop.org, a website that supports local bookstores.
Santa Fe Map
by MapEasy
A plastic-coated, fold-up map of Santa Fe, including Taos and Albuquerque.
The Spell of New Mexico
by Tony Hillerman (Editor)
A selection of 12 thoughtful essays on the New Mexico state of mind by great writers, including C.G. Jung, Mary Austin, D.H. Lawrence and Lawrence Clark Powell. Hillerman succeeds in communicating the lure of the desert Southwest in this wonderful, literate introduction to the state.
American Indian Myths and Legends
by Richard Erdoes, Alfonso Ortiz
An illustrated collection of 180 traditoonal stories from all over North America.
Fodor's In Focus Santa Fe
by Fodor's
A practical guide in the popular series, saturated with valuable information on accommodation, shopping, sights, and dining.
Native North American Art
by Janet Catherine Berlo, Ruth Phillips
An expansive introduction to the variety of art produced by the native peoples of North America.
Dark Beauty, Photographs of New Mexico
by Jack Parsons
Some of the best work of Jack Parsons, a longtime and accomplished Southwest photographer, is compiled in this full-color coffee table book. Parsons presents the rugged landscapes and the people of New Mexico, exploring religious iconography, far-flung ranches, small towns and wide open spaces.
Pueblo Nations: Eight Centuries of Pueblo Indian History
by Joe Sando
An expansive history of the Indian Pueblos of New Mexico from a Native American perspective. The book explores the origins of the tribe to its current struggles to maintain sovereignty, land and water rights.
Santa Fe Indian Market, Showcase of Native American Art
by Bruce Bernstein
A beautifully photographed book about the Indian Market and the history of cultural arts in the 20th century.
Navajo Rugs, How to Find, Evaluate, Buy and Care for Them
by Don Dedera
A guide to Navajo rugs, geared for prospective buyers.
Talking With the Clay, The Art of Pueblo Pottery
by Stephen Trimble, Tom Ireland (Photographer)
With color photographs throughout, this 20th anniversary edition of Trmible's portrait of the Pueblo people as revealed through pottery traditions includes interviews with a new generation of artists.
Runner in the Sun
by D'Arcy McNickle
Nickles combined his anthropology background with all the suspense of a mystery to craft this novel about pre-Hispanic Indian life in the American Southwest.
Indian Arts of the Southwest
by Susanne Page
Featuring color photographs of the basketry, pottery, weaving, jewelry, and carvings of 200 noted artists, this book is both a collector's guide and cultural history of the Navajo, Hopi, Zuni, Pueblo peoples and other native peoples.
Santa Fe, History of an Ancient City
by David Grant Noble (Editor)
A revised edition of of this classic history of Santa Fe to the mid-nineteenth century, featuring essays by ten scholars and hundreds of archival photographs, drawings and maps.
Traditional Arts of Spanish New Mexico: The Hispanic Heritage Wing at the Museum of International Folk Art
by Robin Farwell Gavin
This compliation of more than 100 items from the Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe offers good insight into Spanish colonial art in New Mexico.
Pueblo People: Ancient Traditions, Modern Lives
by Marcia Keegan
Photographer Keegan, who has studied the Pueblo Indians of New Mexico for 30 years, compiled 417 color photographs alongside personal stories and cultural insights in this stunning tribute.
New Mexico, A History
by Joseph P. Sanchez
This cooperative effort between three native New Mexicans is the first complete history of New Mexico. It charts the state’s development from 16th-century Spanish colony to frontier province, from its 1912 American statehood to a hub of (often classified) scientific research. A vital source for anyone seeking to understand the complex history of the West.
The Art of New Mexico: How the West Is One
by Traugott, Joseph
An illustrated compendium of New Mexico art from the 1880s to the present that considers historical and cultural significance with a wealth of information about the artists and their pieces. Written for a broad audience.





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