We travelled through New Mexico to Arizona today. Sometimes along Route 66 and sometimes on I40.
Many of the trading posts had been in operation for over 100 years. The items available included:
a significant amount of turquoise jewellery, one necklace had over 6 pounds of beads
Lots of pottery, including horse hair pottery
A range of woven items including blankets and shawls
The range if items available and the range if techniques and styles was very impressive.
We are now staying in Winslow, Arizona to do some research for Chris’ novel, Arizona Afterwards, the first draft of which is available online.