The Hubbell Trading Post, although a National Historic Site, is still an active trading post and has an outstanding selection of rugs, as well as lots of jewelry. In Window Rock, be sure to visit the Navajo Arts and Crafts Enterprise (www.gonavajo.com; (tel. 800/871-1829 or 928/871-4090), next to the Quality Inn Navajo Nation Capital. Operating since 1941, this store sells silver-and-turquoise jewelry, Navajo rugs, baskets, pottery, and Native American clothing. The store is open Monday through Saturday from 9am to 8pm and Sunday from noon to 6pm.
Eat Local, Shop Local, in the Navajo Nation
The Hopi and Navajo reservations both offer some interesting opportunities to eat locally and shop locally, and in so doing patronize small businesses and individuals, which is one of the key aspects of eco-travel.
On the Navajo Nation, you can sample traditional foods at the Ch’ihootso Indian Marketplace in Window Rock. The steam corn soup served at several of the little food vendors' stalls here is a particular favorite of local families.
Anywhere on the Navajo Nation where there is a scenic view, you'll find jewelry vendors set up by the side of the road. Their wares tend to be inexpensive, certainly as compared to the finer work sold at the trading posts.
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