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JULY 9, 2015
 American Indian Art Magazine Final Issue


Open on Saturday,
July 18, 2015
 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

The Indian Craft Shop is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30p.m., and the third Saturday of the month from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The Shop is closed on federal holidays.
A photo ID is needed for entrance to the building. During weekdays, visitors may use either the
C Street or E Street entrances (E Street is closer for Metro riders). Handicap access ramps are available at both entrances. During Saturday hours, visitors must use the C Street entrance.

Public Transportation
Farragut West (Blue, Orange, and Silver Line) and Farragut North (Red Line) are the closest metro stops. It is a six-block walk, or you can ride an 80 or S1 bus to 19th and C streets. There is metered parking on the street and several parking lots within a few blocks.
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July is here and it's time for summer art shows, festivals,
pool time, vacations and.....our

From July 13th - 24th you can enjoy Summer Savings on American Indian art with 20% off most pottery, jewelry, fetish carvings, weavings,
sandpaintings, beadwork, basketry, fabric arts and more! While some items are not included, most items will be 20% off and certain items will be 40% or 50% off!


Our Summer Sale will be programmed on our online store with all items clearly marked. You can also call the Shop at 202-208-4056 to handle a deposit or purchase over the phone. While we are not able to place items on hold during the Sale, we CAN help arrange a layaway plan -
simply give us a call and let us know!


Enjoy the SUMMER SALE!



 We have just received a great selection of Tohono O'Odham basketry! The Tohono O'Odham Nation is located in southwestern Arizona and is known for weaving more basketry than any other American Indian tribe. Materials used in these wonderful baskets are beargrass (green), yucca (tan), and devil's claw (brown). Plaques, effigies, basketry bowl and vase shapes, miniature yucca and horsehair baskets, and miniature horsehair weavings are all eager to find good homes! 


Man in the Maze basket by Marian Cruz, Miniature closed stitch plate by Mary Thomas, Miniature split stitch plates by Mary Thomas, Saguaro Harvest Design basket by Sophie Saraficio,
Five Petal Squash Blossom Basket by Marian Cruz


 Tortoise Effigy by Fred Cruz, Cat Effigy by Fred Cruz, Owl Effigy by Della Cruz, and Miniature Horsehair baskets by
Hiram Enos and Flora Juan

As always, be sure to check out our New Additions pageas we are continually adding new items!



We have just received the following announcement from American Indian Art Magazine - truly THE institution of publishing for American Indian Art -

In a few weeks, you will be receiving the August/Autumn 2015 issue of American Indian Art Magazine. It is the last issue of our fortieth anniversary, and after four decades of publishing it will be the final issue of American Indian Art Magazine.

We are grateful for the support of our many loyal advertisers over the years, and for the visual impact you have given to each and every issue.

In the magazine's inaugural issue, back in 1975, its purpose was said to be rooted in "an earnest desire to portray the art forms of the American Indian in a manner and format that will do justice to the art and its creators." For forty years and 160 issues the magazine strived to do exactly that.


We couldn't have done it without you.




Mary Hamilton


 Buy ONE and get ONE free - we have American Indian Art Magazines in the Shop -- if you would like any issues from the past couple of years, give us a call and see if we might have what you're looking for. If you'd like to see issues and content listings, visit
American Indian Art Magazine 


The Indian Craft Shop is open the third Saturday of each month.
We hope that you will be able to join us Saturday, July 18th from
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - during our Summer Sale!


Thank you for your continued support of the arts -

we look forward to seeing and hearing from you! 




DOI Pop! On Air, On Screen & In Print explores the intersection of the Department of the Interior with popular culture, highlighting classic examples from the early 1900s to the present from across its bureaus. Visitors will see how the Department's people and places have influenced American identity and figured into television shows, feature films and bestselling publications. From silent films and animated cartoons to blockbuster hits and novels, visitors will discover just how often America's public lands, wildlife refuges and national parks-and even the headquarters building in Washington, DC-have been cast in memorable supporting roles. With historical artifacts and iconic imagery, the exhibition also illustrates how the Department itself has enlisted icons of pop culture for help in publicizing its missions over the years.




Rock Creek Park: The Preservation of an Urban National Park

Wednesday, July 22, 1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m., Rachel Carson Room

Rock Creek Park, established in 1890, is celebrating its 125th Anniversary in 2015. The struggle and eventual success in establishing this naturalistic oasis within the Nation's capital, one of the earliest federal urban parks, is a testament to the vision of park planners and politicians at the end of the 19th century. The efforts of park planners to protect the Rock Creek Valley and Rock Creek Park for the enjoyment of all visitors continues today. This presentation provides an introduction to the early planning efforts for Rock Creek Park and the evolution of its development in protecting the natural environment in an urban park setting.


Special AssistanceFor those in need of special assistance (such as an interpreter for the hearing impaired) or inquiries regarding the accessible entrance, please notify museum staff at (202) 208-4743 in advance of the program. Special needs will be accommodated whenever possible.


Building Access - All adults must present a photo ID to enter the building. All visitors will be subject to security screenings, including bag and parcel checks. 


LOCATIONThe Rachel Carson Room is located next to the basement cafeteria of the Stewart Lee Udall Department of the Interior Building. 


U.S. Department of the Interior
1849 C Street, NW Washington, DC 20240
For more information call Diana Ziegler (202) 208-4743


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