Christopher Chavez from Santa Domingo Pueblo is one of the vendors selling his jewelry. As I walked among the tourists looking for some interesting photos, he greeted me with "Welcome Back!" Turned out that last summer he and I had had an interesting discussion about Pipestone, Minnesota, a source of some of the stones he uses for his designs. We also had a bit of a chat about Indian law, treaties, and some of the current case law about Indian land.
The other photo I'm posting today is almost a cliché of Santa Fe's Plaza. I
often wonder if the Indians get tired of the tourist, but I'm afraid to ask since I'm not a citizen myself.