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Santa Fe Sights

Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian

Updated 12/04/2013

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A private institution in a building shaped like a traditional octagonal Navajo hogan, the Wheelwright opened in 1937. Founded by Boston scholar Mary Cabot Wheelwright and Navajo medicine man Hastiin Klah, the museum originated as a place to house ceremonial materials. Those items were returned to the Navajo in 1977, but what remains is an incredible collection of 19th- and 20th-century baskets, pottery, sculpture, weavings, metalwork, photography, paintings, including

contemporary works by Native American artists, and typically fascinating changing exhibits. The Case Trading Post on the lower level is modeled after the trading posts that dotted the southwestern frontier more than 100 years ago. It carries an outstanding selection of books and contemporary Native American jewelry, kachina dolls, weaving, and pottery.

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Sight Information

Address:

704 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 87505, USA

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Phone:

505-982–4636

Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Daily 10–5; guided gallery tours daily (call for schedule)

Updated 12/04/2013

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