Southwest Indian Art: The Next Generation

Meet award-winning artists

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Hubbell Trading Post

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Navajo Germantown rug

Chemical Heritage Foundation/Gregory Tobias

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Historic Keams Canyon

National Archives, ARC 517815

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Window Rock

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Tufa-casting demonstration

Tanner's Indian Arts, Gallup, NM

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June 3–9, 2017

Sold out! To be placed on the waiting list, call 800.422.8975, ext. 457. In this exclusive art seminar, we journey through the majestic landscapes of northern New Mexico and Arizona with members of one of the oldest trading post families in the Southwest. Our scholars transport us to the era of Lorenzo Hubbell, of Hubbell Trading Post fame. Along the way, we meet some of the next generation of American Indian artists—and traders!


  • Visit historic trading posts such as Burnham's, Hubbell, Keams Canyon, and many more.
  • Meet artists and see them demonstrate their craft.
  • Learn about the cultural and economic role of traders in the Southwest since the mid-1800s, and explore the future of trading in the 21st century.

About this Program

  1. Scholars
  2. Accommodations
  3. What to Expect
  4. Details

Cindy and Joe Tanner Joe and Cindy Tanner are among the best-known American Indian art traders in the Southwest. Joe is a fourth-generation “old-school” trader and an authority on turquoise sources, history, and use. He and his wife, Cindy, have helped advance the careers of some of the most recognizable Southwest Indian artists.



Emerald Tanner Emerald Tanner is a fifth-generation trader and the daughter of Joe and Cindy Tanner. She loves cultivating relationships between collectors, artists, and colleagues. Emerald has offered education seminars on turquoise and contemporary American Indian jewelry for archaeological groups, museums, and collectors.

All nights are spent in comfortable hotels and motels. Shared accommodations based on double occupancy; single accommodations are available for an additional fee of $375.

Each trading post we visit features some of the traders' favorite artists and on-site demonstrations. There are opportunities for discussions with the scholars and artists.

This program begins and ends in Gallup, New Mexico. All travel is by Crow Canyon van. Our pace will be leisurely, but you must be comfortable standing and sitting for two hours at a time.

If you have any doubt about your ability to participate in a Crow Canyon trip, please contact us before registering.

Tuition is per person and based on shared accommodations. Tuition includes scholar honorarium, accommodations, meals listed, entry fees and permits, most gratuities, and transportation from arrival in Gallup, New Mexico, on June 3, 2017, until departure from Gallup on June 9, 2017. Transportation to and from Gallup is your responsibility.

All cancellation requests must be made in writing to Crow Canyon Sales and Enrollment Specialist, 23390 Road K, Cortez, CO 81321-9408, or e-mailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Cancellations become effective on the date received. The following penalty schedule applies: On or before April 3, 2017, $200 handling fee; after April 3, 2017, forfeiture of all payments.

Terms, Conditions, and Cancellation Policy

The Crow Canyon Archaeological Center's programs and admission practices are open to applicants of any race, color, nationality, ethnic origin, gender, or sexual orientation.

Registration as a seller of travel does not constitute approval by the State of California CST 2059347-50

Tuition & Reservation

Sold out! To be placed on the waiting list, call 800.422.8975, ext. 457.

$2,895 (member*)
$3,020 (nonmember)
*Minimum $100 level (see Membership)

Deposit: $400
Balance due: April 3, 2017

Bring a friend and save!

  800.422.8975, ext. 457
     M–F, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Mountain Time)

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