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August 14, 2015

Open on Saturday,
August 15, 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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Greetings to all of you this August; we hope you are continuing to enjoy your summer! The heat and humidity here in DC will soon give way to cool mornings and the early signs of the changing seasons. We've had some new works coming in throughout the summer and are looking forward to the fall. As always, each day in every season is a pleasure here at The Indian Craft Shop and we thank you for your continued appreciation of the arts - we enjoy sharing your interests!

Stunning Mosaic Inlay - New Arrivals from Charlene
and Frank Reano 
Some of the latest designs by Charlene and Frank Reano (San Felipe and Santo Domingo) include these elegant pendants with their signature mosaic inlay on a slice of auger shell. The results are pendants with a light, airy feel and look that are encased in rich hues of stones and shell. Charlene always enjoys trying new designs and using new materials, and when an idea hits her she works almost nonstop to bring it to reality. We are so excited to have Charlene's newest designs right before SWAIA's Santa Fe Indian Market and are anxious to see which pieces she will complete and unveil for the juried competition. We have added a few of Charlene's new arrivals to the Web store and you can see a selection of Charlene's work online. If you are interested in seeing her complete selection, please visit the Shop or give us a call 202-208-4056 or an email and we will be happy to send images of your interests, e.g., earrings, necklaces, etc.

Button Blanket - Wolf and Eagle with Night Sky by
Tammy Owens (Tlingit)

This amazing Button Blanket by Tammy Owens (Tlingit) has a bold central Wolf Clan motif, is flanked by wolves in the hunting position, and has eagles diving from a dramatic night sky above. With more than 390 black lip mussel shell buttons and numerous felt overlays, this blanket is indeed a work of art to either wear and/or hang on the wall. Read more about Tammy Owens and this outstanding Button Blanket here.

What's Been Happening to Shipping Charges and Costs on
our Online Store?!
First, we must apologize that we did not communicate earlier about the changes to our shipping costs at the Shop! As you know, we have a shipping chart on our online store and in the Shop that accounts for insurance and weight coverage of all shipped orders. We realized through the end of last year and the early spring of 2015 that the shipping chart was becoming outdated and the Shop was paying more and more of the shipping costs above the charges/costs shown on the chart. We understand this will happen on occasion, but it was occurring regularly. We had shipping chart adjustments in the mid-spring and then again in the late spring/early summer. As you can imagine, it has been challenging to estimate due to the variety of zones, sizes of packages, insurance coverage and packing. We have recently had an adjustment to the chart, which resulted in lowered charges to you from the two prior changes. We thank you for your input and appreciate your patience and understanding while we get this just right! 

Thoughts and Prayers with Tony Eriacho, Jr.,
Who is 
Battling Pancreatic Cancer

Our thoughts and prayers are with our dear friend and Shop supporter, Tony Eriacho, Jr., who is currently battling pancreatic cancer. Many of you have met Ola and Tony Eriacho (Zuni) during their visits to the Shop, know them from their show circuit across the country and their advocacy for authenticity, and have admired or own their beautiful inlay jewelry. Our hearts are with Ola and Tony and with their family at this difficult time and we wish Tony strength and good health. 

 Enjoy SWAIA Santa Fe Indian Market 
We wish everyone a fantastic Santa Fe Indian Market full of arts, friends, reconnections and new connections! With sincere gratitude to artists for bringing their work into our lives and to all supporters, patrons and promoters of the arts!

When you can't shop in person, take a look at
online store. As always, be sure to check out our
New Additions page 
as we are continually adding new items!

The Indian Craft Shop is open the third Saturday of each month.
We look forward to seeing you or hearing from you tomorrow, our third Saturday this month!
Thank you for your continued support of the arts -
We look forward to seeing and hearing from you!
Currently on View:
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.

Climate Change: Spotlight Land Cover Mapping in 
Southeast Asia and Africa
Wednesday, September 2, 2015; 1:15pm - 2:15pm; Rachel Carson Room

Recognizing that climate change is one of the most critical challenges the world faces today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) provided support to DOI: International Technical Assistance Program (ITAP) to help build the capacity of developing countries to monitor land cover changes and calculate related carbon emissions. Jean Parcher, DOI ITAP Project Manager of Land Cover for Climate, and Justin Epting, Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) GIS refuge specialist, will present their work in Southeast Asia and Africa.

Rock Creek Park: The Preservation of an Urban National Park 
Wednesday, October 7, 2015 (previously scheduled for July 22);
1:15 pm - 2:15 pm; 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 continue 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.

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

The Indian Craft Shop | Department of the Interior | 1849 C Street, NW Washington, DC 20240 | 202.208.4056