Hopi marketplace celebrates 70 years

Author:
Updated:
Original:

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - In its 70th year, the Hopi Marketplace held July 5 and 6 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Museum of Northern Arizona, is the oldest Hopi show in the world and the second oldest Native American show after the Santa Fe Indian Market. Traditional Hopi games and hunting techniques, ethnobotany tours, stories that teach about earth stewardship and a presentation on fake vs. authentic artwork will be this year's highlights in addition to the ever-popular art, music, dance, and food. Pictured at left is a Hopi dancer at the 2002 Hopi Marketplace. The Hopi Hoiyum Dancers are returning this year along with new dance performers including the Randall Mahle Jr. Group and Todd Honyouma and Sons.