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November 11, 2017 - It's been almost five years since we first visited the Autry Museum of the American West, but we returned today to see the American Indian Arts Marketplace.  The Autry Museum is dedicated to exploring all aspects of the American West.

The Autry was established in 1988 by actor and businessman Gene Autry.

The  Autry’s American Indian Arts Marketplace is the largest Native American arts fair in Southern California, featuring over 200 Native American artists representing more than 40 tribes.

Even though we were early, it was very crowded.

These beaded ceremonial robes by Beverly "Bear King" Moran are jaw dropping.  This robe, called "Dakota Night Sky" won best of show and first place best of beadwork and quill.

Beverly, on the left, is a Hunkpapa Lakota/Standing Rock Sioux.

These baskets were made by Wilmetta Kayquaptewa, a Hopi.  Notice the turtles and eagles.

These kachina dolls were made by her son Eric.

We had some lunch at the Autry Crossroads West Cafe, but the real treat was the fry bread afterwards.

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