SEPTEMBER 2014 NATIVE AMERICAN ART AUCTION CANCELLED
The Friends of Hubbell Trading Post NHS, in partnership with the National Park Service, have hosted the Native American Arts auctions each year. The auctions were held in May and September.
Superintendent Masayumptewa expressed, "It is with regret that we have decided to cancel the second of our two yearly auctions. We ran into some unforeseen circumstances and should be able to address them soon and be better prepared for next May 2015 auction. We apologize to any inconvenience for we know that many people look forward to being a part of these auctions. It is a fun event and provides for an opportunity to gather to meet with friends and make new ones. We do hope that this does not discourage you from being a part of future events at Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site."
The Friends of Hubbell will hold a Native American Arts auction on September 27, 2014 at Navajo Nation Museum in Window Rock, Arizona. For more information, please call Frank Kohler at (602) 571-1122.
Join Hubbell Trading Post NHS in September & October for the autumn Farmer's Market! The market offers produce grown in the Hubbell garden and the Ganado community.
For more information call or email the park staff: 928-755-3475
DECEMBER LUMINARIA NIGHT
Over 700 luminarias will be placed on the grounds of the National Historic Site and their candles lit for this annual holiday celebration. The Spanish words luminaria and farrolito mean little lights or flames. This Hispanic tradition is widely practiced in New Mexico and has been presented at Hubbell Trading Post each December since the early 1990s.
SHEEP, WOOL AND WEAVING WORKSHOP
Each summer the staff at Hubbell host a special "Sheep Lifeways" workshop. The next workshop will be in July of 2015. Call 928-755-3475 for details.
At the Hubbell workshop you will learn the role Churro sheep play in Navajo culture and meet the Hubbell Trading Post NHS Navajo Churro sheep. Hands-on learning will include, dyeing, spinning, and weaving.
Did You Know?
A chicken pull is a southwestern horse race. In the Navajo language the word for rodeo is the same word as used for chicken pull. "Naa'ahoohai"