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Kay Whittle

"Native American Fetishes"
by Kay Whittle

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"Native American Fetishes" by Kay Whittle

Thunderbird Lodge

Canyon de Chelly and Thunderbird Lodge
Chinle, Arizona

Most commonly known for world famous Spider Rock, Canyon de Chelly National Monument contains 83,840 acres and was authorized as part of the National Park System in 1931 to preserve ruins of Native American villages built in steep-walled canyons between A.D. 350 and 1300. The monument is actually comprised of two large canyons, Canyon de Chelly (pronounced "shay" from the Navajo word tsegi, meaning “rock canyon”), and Canyon del Muerto (Spanish for “Canyon of the Dead”) and several smaller canyons.

Lodging within the monument is available at the historic Thunderbird Lodge, a 73-room motel-style facility reminiscent of older adobe structures. The dining facility located in the original trading post built in 1896 offers Navajo-style meals. The Thunderbird Lodge Gift Shop and rug room offer some of the region’s finest Native American jewelry, crafts and Navajo rugs.


Hubbell Trading Post

Hubbell Trading Post, Hubbell, Arizona

John Lorenzo Hubbell purchased this trading post in 1878, ten years after the Navajos returned to their homeland from their exile at Ft. Sumner, New Mexico. During those years in exile, the Navajos were introduced to many new things. Traders like Hubbell supplied these new items to the Navajo once they returned home.

Hubbell family members operated this trading post until it was sold to the National Park Service in 1965. The trading post store is still active, and operated by Western National Parks Association, a non-profit co-operating Association that maintains the traditions the Hubbell family established.


Goulding's Lodge

Monument Valley and Goulding’s Lodge
Four Corners Area

These isolated red mesas and buttes surrounded by empty, sandy desert have been filmed and photographed countless times over the years for movies and travel magazines. The valley is not a valley in the conventional sense, but rather a wide flat, sometimes desolate landscape, interrupted by "monumental" formations rising hundreds of feet into the air.

During the summer we recommend the Monument Valley Campground located near the Visitor’s Center if you are into roughing it, or if you like great amenities and comfortable lodging, stay at Goulding’s Lodge located deep in the heart of Monument Valley and Navajoland.


Far View Lodge

Mesa Verde National Park
Far View Lodge

Far View Lodge sits on a high shoulder of the Mesa Verde near the Visitor Center, offering panoramic vistas into three states. It’s simple here, quiet enough to hear the ravens fly by. No phones. No TVs. Nothing fancy. Absolutely beautiful. Peaceful. A place to linger and appreciate why people lived here for seven centuries.

After a day of exploring Spruce Tree Lodge, Cliff Palace, or any of the numerous pristine cliff dwellings in Mesa Verde, Far View Lodge is a wonderful retreat to return to. Grab a bite to eat at the Far View Terrace Cafeteria if you want to keep it simple….the Navajo Tacos are delicious. If you prefer something fancier with a glass of wine and a decadent dessert, treat yourself to a gourmet delight at the Metate Room Restaurant. The feeling here is hard to describe, but you will definitely find yourself and your inner peace at Mesa Verde.


Indian Pueblo Cultural Center

Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Conveniently located at 2401 12th Street NW in Albuquerque, N.M. Check ahead of time for dates and times of Pueblo Dances which you are welcome to observe and attend weekly and in high tourist months, daily. Shop while you are here for a variety of quality handmade Native American crafts, witness Native American artists at work, and sample some of the foods and flavors of Pueblo life firsthand. Exhibits change periodically and you can find a current calendar of events for the Pueblo Cultural Center online at any given time. Don’t miss out on this educational and fun experience!


Great Seal of the Zuni Tribe


This is the official site for the Zuni Pueblo Tribe. Full of useful information if you are planning a visit to the Zuni Pueblo.




New Mexico Magazine

The New Mexico Magazine:

We have subscribed to this fine publication for over thirty years.  If you truly enjoy “The Land of Enchantment” you will get the thrill of experiencing this unique state every month when your subscription arrives!  Wonderful calendar of events monthly for those of you planning a trip to this enchanting state!   Lots of articles on Native Americans and their art!  Hayes Leekya was featured for his fetish carvings recently.



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Jackalope :

 If you have not experienced a Jackalope visit you are missing out! Now with  two locations, one in Bernalillo N.M., and their main store on Cerrillos Road in Santa Fe, Jackalope is a treasure trove of unique handmade gifts from around the world, as well as local wares.  Watch artisans create their unique arts on the premises.  Grab a bite to eat at the Santa Fe shop from their chile bistro. Walk the huge yard of terracotta pottery and statuary, and shop for jewelry, music, spices, plants, furniture...….you name it in their multi building complex!  Plan on spending some time there, there’s just so much to see!



Monroe's Cafe

Monroe’s Cafe, Albuquerque N.M :

This is a local favorite!  A casual  “come as you are”  cafe with some of the best New Mexican cuisine you can find!  We have been eating lunches here for years anticipating a fun day near Old Town Albuquerque, and not wanting to wait in long lines of tourists to get a bite to eat!  Located just a couple of blocks from Old Town on Lomas, it has been serving celebrities and locals some of the best carne adovada you will ever find!  Sip on a cool relaxing “Senorita”  their version of a margarita made with wine rather than tequila, and you are satisfied and ready for a day of fun at a very reasonable price! 
Monroe's Cafe, Albuquerque N.M



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Casa Talavera

Casa Talavera Tile Ltd. Albuquerque N.M:

Located on Rio Grande Blvd. NW just a block or two from Old Town Albuquerque.  If you have looked at the photos of our home under “About Indian Summer” you will know that we absolutely love the use of tile!  Our floors, our counters, our fireplaces, and our walls are all adorned with tiles we have purchased from Casa Talavera.  Their selection of handpainted tile murals is excellent!  If you need tile house numbers for your home with a southwest flair…don’t miss Casa Talavera!  Basins, and drawer knobs, light switches and more!  They also carry a nice assortment of Santos, pigskin furniture, folk art, fountains, bird baths and statuary



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The Candy Lady, Old Town Albuquerque:

Located at 524 Romero NW, this long established sweet shop has something for everyone’s taste….including an “adults only” candy room with some fun x-rated goodies, all edible!  If you want to stick to the more traditional, indulge yourself with one of their white chocolate pinon turtles!  A family owned business that takes pride in their products and always has a yummy sample of fudge waiting for you when you walk through the door!  No trip to Old Town is complete without a stop for a treat at The Candy Lady!



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La Placita Restaurant, Old Town Albuquerque:

Located in a historic adobe structure on the corner of the main plaza, this is a landmark that you must visit!  In front of the restaurant, the hot sidewalk is lined with artists selling their handmade wares spread out on blankets….but once you walk through the doors of La Placita you will feel an instant coolness that is created by the 12” thick ancient  adobe walls.  La Placita holds many memories for us.  Jill’s Grandfather made it a tradition to always eat in the “tree room” every time we paid a visit to him.  The tree room was actually built around a centuries old tree that grows from the center of the room, out through a fiberglass roof.  When an afternoon thunderstorm rolls in, the sound of the rain on the roof gives you a cozy feel that is hard to explain!  If you have little ones with you (or anyone!) that doesn’t care for New Mexican cuisine, there is an assortment of salads or “gringo” food on the menu.  Our favorite is the “Old Town Special” Stuffed Sopapillas with beans, beef or chicken.  Their chile rellenos are excellent also!  The walls are lined with local artwork, and most afternoons and evenings a mariachi band is there to take your requests. 
Google Search: La Placita Restaraunt



La Fonda Hotel located on the plaza in Santa Fe, New Mexico:

This historic Hotel offers colorful and unique rooms with balconies and fireplaces available.  Location is excellent, you are right in the heart of Santa Fe and close to galleries, restaurants and historic homes and churches.   Lounge and restaurant are excellent!  (Many, many years ago Jill’s great grandparents owned and ran the restaurant located in the La Fonda Hotel)  Step out of the main doors  and you can see St. Francis Cathedral to the east and across the plaza is the famous Governor’s Palace lined with Native Americans selling their wares. Got a sweet tooth?  Stop in at Senor Murphy’s right outside the door and get you a pinon caramel!  This is thee place to stay in Santa Fe! 



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The Desert Rose Inn, Bluff Utah:

Located at the west entrance to the historic city of Bluff, Utah, the Desert Rose is truly an oasis in the desert!  The architecture is massive timbers, and the rooms are charming!  Sit out on the porch in the evening and watch a lightning storm off in the distance over a silhouetted bluff.  Great location!  Just a short distance to five National Parks and Monuments and only 40 miles from Monument Valley!
Take a stroll through the quaint little town and be sure to stop and have a Navajo taco along the way!



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