Native American Trade Feast

Native American Trade Feast
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 The Museum of the American Indian in Novato Celebrates 50 Years

The Museum of the American Indian in Novato is celebrating its 50th year, September 16, 2017 from 11a.m.-5p.m. with a Native American themed Trade Feast.

The event is at Miwok Park, 2200 Novato Blvd, Novato. The Trade Feast is FREE.  Parking is available off site at the Lutheran Church.

Featured at the event will be Native American arts and crafts, Red Voices Intertribal Drum, Intertribal Pomo Dancers, Aztec Dancers Kalpulli Anahuak, Hula Manu O’o, Hoop Dancer, Miwok Songs and Stories, basketry demonstrations, regalia making, shell bead drilling, children activities, book sales and tours of the Museum. Becky Olvera Schultz, a former exhibitor from the museum’s Masks of Americas show, will also be there with clay/mixed media masks and other items.


Becky Olvera Schultz, native masks, t-shirts, shields, photography, native pride caps, beadwork

Buffie Schmid,  miniature pomo baskets, crafts & jewelry

Steward Wilburn Bear, beadwork

Mountain Pipes & Debbie’s Novelties, soapstone kits, dreamcatchers

Lee Zabin, abalone shell jewelry

Nizhoni Southwest Spirit, leather goods, crafts, t-shirts & jewelry

Stephanie Ferris, beaded jewelry

Sandra Smith, prints & drawings

Michael & Nicole Sabedo, native regalia, jewelry & décor

Una Uleen Harding, vintage bead jewelry & sun catchers

Blue Sky Books, Native American themed books


Clam Disk bead drilling & necklaces by Pat Rapp

Pomo style basketry & uses for tule by Charles Konard & Sally Sherlock

Feather work & cordage by Ed Willie


MAPOM (Marin Archaeological Preserve of Marin)

Cherokee Nation

Point Reyes National Seashore

Marin Indian Alliance

Museum of the American Indian

Friends of Olompali

Novato History Guild

In addition, the Novato High School club members that were instrumental in forming the museum 50 years ago and the founders of the Museum will be recognized by the City of Novato by Judy Arnold, Marin County Supervisor and Mary Jane Burke, Marin County Board of Education.

In collaboration with the 50th, Dr. Tom King, a noted archaeologist, on September 15, 2017, 7:30-9:30, will be present his latest research on the “Search for Amelia Earhart” and his journey from the early days in Marin to the present. The event is at the Margaret Todd Senior Center, 1560 Hill Road, Novato, CA.  A $ 10 donation is requested at the door.

Visit or email for additional information.

Museum hours:

Wed. – Sun. 12:30-4:30 pm



About Author

Becky Olvera Schultz

Becky Olvera Schultz is an artist and photographer whose background includes journalism, advertising and marketing. She has been in involved with the powwow circuit for several years, participating as a vendor and as a member of powwow planning committees. For more information on Becky, visit her art site at