Message #33
From: AzTeC SW Archaeology SIG
To:   "'Matthias Giessler'" 
Subject: Oral History of Indian Traders Funded at NAU
Date: Mon, 26 Jan 1998 05:42:15


[ AzTeC / SWA SASIG ] :

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) _ United Indian Traders Association is giving
Northern Arizona University a $250,000 endowment. The fund will be
used to establish scholarships, fund monographs and create the Indian
Traders Legacy Fund that will include an Internet site plus an oral
history of Indian traders. Elijah Blair, owner of Dinnebto Trading
Post in Page who will direct establishing the endowment, said such
trading posts are a part of the nation's history. "Trading posts have
changed in the 50 years since I've been in the business," Blair said.
"My trading post in particular has evolved into what I would call a
high-quality Native American art gallery." A campus presentation
ceremony is planned for Jan. 27. The association, based in Farmington,
N.M., promotes trade in genuine American Indian handmade arts and
crafts. Scholarships will be available to students from the Four
Corners area - southeastern Colorado and Utah, northeastern Arizona
and northwestern New Mexico.  (Associated Press 01-22-98 04:18 EST )