Apache Crown Dancers performing at the 92nd Inter-Tribal Ceremonial in Gallup,NM.

Native American New Mexico, Ancient and Modern

Even if you’re visiting only a small area on your trip, there’s a lot of American Indian history to see in and around each place in New Mexico—but definitely try to schedule a visit around a dance ceremony at a pueblo, as this will give you the most memorable impression of the living culture.

A colorful woven basket by a Navajo artisan.

Shopping for Authentic Native American Art in Tucson

Despite being hundreds of miles from the Navajo and Hopi Reservations in northeastern Arizona, Tucson has long been known as a center for Native American arts. Here’s a primer on purchasing authentic arts and jewelry and supporting Native American artists.

She She Bags & Shoes in Trounce Alley. Photo © Blake Handley, licensed Creative Commons Attribution.

Shopping in the Core of Historic Victoria

With gift shops, art galleries, clothing boutiques, and more, Victoria is a shopper’s delight. Although the city doesn’t have defined shopping precincts, this article provides an overview of shopping destinations within the downtown core.

Luminous green water fills the caldera of an extinct volcano.

Lake Quilotoa and the Quilotoa Loop

The road northwest of Latacunga loops through a series of remote indigenous villages. The spectacular scenery in this region—in particular the incredible beauty of Lake Quilotoa—makes this a very popular hiking destination.