The Indian Craft Shop

Indian Craft Shop in Washington DC

May 14, 2013                                                                      Like us on Facebook Find us on Pinterest  Find us on Yelp





We are enjoying the warmer spring weather here in the Nation's Capital; what a lovely time of year, as the days are getting longer and we can enjoy the beauty around us. Soon graduations and weddings will be upon us; if you are looking for a unique, "Made in America" gift, check out our jewelry, pottery, fetish carvings and so much more - you'll be sure to find the perfect gift for the graduate or newlyweds. We hope you can stop in soon and become immersed in the beauty of American Indian art.  Of course, if you can't be here in person, visit our Online Store





Our special spring highlight on Artie Yellowhorse Designs Jewelry begins tomorrow... and, we have good news...the showing will be extended through Friday, May 24 this year! Be sure to come in and see our large selection of the latest in necklaces, pendants, earrings, bracelets and rings. This jewelry is classic, timeless AND contemporary and can be worn to business meetings, black tie affairs, or with your favorite blue jeans. 



Artie and Gloria Yellowhorse, along with Artie's daughters (Leilani and Desiree), and Gloria's son (Richard), have worked all of their lives to establish and maintain quality and beauty in their jewelry. Proudly, Artie has developed her designs with a collaborative work ethic - opening doors to the wondrous talents of selected Navajo and Pueblo jewelers, providing an opportunity for them along with an assurance that the Yellowhorse legacy will carry on. We are so proud to have established a long relationship with this family and are constantly amazed at their energy, high standards and creativity. Come in to have a look and see which beautiful piece you can add to your collection. We look forward to seeing you! If you cannot visit in person, we can help with personal shopping; please visit our Online Store to see selected examples of Yellowhorse work.




Opening boxes after our manager comes back from a buying trip is like having a birthday party every day of the week! We have seen new jewelry, pottery, fetishes, dolls and beadwork add new life and luster to our cases. We are trying to get as many new pieces as possible uploaded to our Online Store. Keep checking our "New Additions" page to see the latest added works.




The latest book in Gregory and Angie Schaaf's American Indian Art Series has just arrived:  American Indian Jewelry III: M-Z: 2,100 Artist Biographies continues to give us information on jewelers who created those wonderful pieces we love to wear. Gregory Schaaf and his wife, Angie, have worked together compiling the information and photographs we see in this latest book in the series. Get your copy now.



Turquoise: Jewel of the Southwest is the latest book on turquoise that has recently arrived in the shop.  This first limited edition, published by Nevada Gem, features more than 300 color images of remarkable turquoise, including the finest high grade, gem grade, rough nugget and fossilized specimens from 48 individual mines in Nevada. This book describes and reviews Bob Brucia's Nevada Gem Collection, which he has amassed over the last two decades, as well as a brief history of Nevada turquoise mines. Get your copy now





The Indian Craft Shop is open the third Saturday of each month.  We hope that you will be able to join us Saturday, May 18th, from 10:00am - 4:00pm.




In the Age of the Civil War

Wednesday, June 5; 1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.; Rachel Carson Room


The Department of the Interior's Creation was an attempt to handle the increasing challenges of an expanding nation. Robert Sutton, Chief Historian of the National Park Service will discuss the Interior's role in western expansion, Indian Affairs, the resettlement of freedmen, and African slave trade suppression.


Discover the art and architecture that made the Main Interior Building a "symbol of a new day" during the Great Depression. The Interior Museum Murals Tour lasts an hour and visits photographic murals by Ansel Adams and many of the over fifty murals by artists including Maynard Dixon, Allan Houser, Gifford Beal, and John Steuart Curry. Appointments can be made by calling 202.208.4743. 




The Department of the Interior Library offers public tours of the resources, architecture, and special features of the library. Included in the tours are descriptions of legal and legislative materials on Deck 4 of the library, including the Code of Federal Regulations, U.S. Code, U.S. Statutes at Large, and case reporters. Also included will be a look at the U.S. Congressional Serial Set, dating back to 1789, and the library's rare book collection. This tour will be valuable for anyone intending to do research at the DOI Library.


To schedule a tour, please contact the DOI Library at 202-208-5815 or e-mail at The DOI Library is located at the C Street entrance in Room 1151 of the Main Interior Building and is open to the public from 7:45 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday (except federal holidays). For more information on programs, visit

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In This Issue

Spring Weather

Artie Yellowhorse Jewelry Show

New Items in the Shop

New Books


News from the Interior Museum

News from the Department of Interior Library


Indian Craft Shop 
Retail Hours



Open on Saturday  

May 18, 2013  
10:00am to 4:00pm


The Indian Craft Shop is open Monday through Friday, from 8:30am to 4:30pm, and the third Saturday of the month from 10:00am until 4:00pm. The Shop is closed on federal holidays.


A photo ID is needed for entrance to the building. 

During weekdays, visitors may use either the C Street or E Street entrances (E Street is closer for

 Metro riders). 

Handicap Access ramps are available at both entrances.During Saturday hours, visitors must use the C Street Entrance.


Public Transportation

Farragut West (Blue and Orange Line) and Farragut North (Red Line) are the closest Metro stops. It is a six-block walk, or you can ride an 80 or S1 bus to 18th and C Streets. There is metered parking on the street and several parking lots within a few blocks.


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The Indian Craft Shop
U.S. Department of the Interior
1849 C Street, NW
Washington, D.C.20240
(202) 208-4056