Top Native American Trading Posts in Gallup
Discover where to find authentic jewelry, art, pottery, clothing, Concha belts, rugs, baskets, Kachina dolls and other goods crafted by the over 1,000 Native American artisans in Gallup and the surrounding region.
One of the best ways to browse, try on and purchase these handcrafted New Mexico mementos is by visiting one of our local trading posts.
Many of the dozens of area trading posts are operated by longstanding members of the community with deep, multi-generational ties to the Zuni, Navajo and Hopi tribes and their artisans. Each of these shops offers a unique set of expertly crafted wares that convey the cultural traditions of the tribes that establish Gallup as the gateway to the Native American experience.
In addition to visiting the trading posts throughout Gallup, be sure to visit the Gallup 9th Street Flea Market, one of the largest Native American markets in the nation. The market is open every Saturday year-round and welcomes upwards of 10,000 visitors each week to browse art, jewelry, clothes and other goods from over 500 Native artisans.
Gallup's Top Native American Trading Posts
1. Perry Null Trading
Founded in 1939 by Tobe Turpen Sr. and currently rated as the #1 trading post in Gallup on TripAdvisor, Perry Null Trading celebrates Native American craftsmanship and culture. All art and jewelry sold are handmade by Hopi, Navajo, Zuni, and other Native American artisans.
2. Gallup Trading Company
Gallup Trading Company specializes in high-end old style and contemporary jewelry from all over the four corners region. Located just off historic Route 66 in downtown Gallup, artists will find rare, high-grade natural stones available here.
3. Nizhoni Trading Company
A retailer and wholesaler of authentic Native American arts and crafts, Nizhoni Trading Company has been in business for 24 years. Nizhoni is also located along Route 66, just a short walk from the historic El Rancho Hotel.
4. Zuni Traders
Zuni Traders is a retailer and wholesaler of authentic Native American pottery, jewelry, Navajo rugs, paintings, Hopi kachinas, and Indian arts and crafts.
5. Turney's Trading Company
Turney's Trading Company was started by Alva Turney in 1960 and has been continued by the Wallace family. They are one of the largest wholesalers in the Southwestern US dealing in Native American silver and turquoise jewelry, rugs, pottery, baskets, kachinas, and fetishes.
6. Shi’Ma Traders
Shi’Ma Traders, founded in 1988, specializes in Native American fine jewelry repair, arts, and traditional materials.
7. Ray’s Trading Company
Ray’s Trading Company purchases their inventory directly from Native American artisans, offering shoppers a wide range of jewelry, kachinas, pottery, rugs, and more.
8. Apache Trading Company
Founded in 1992, Apache Trading Company is retailer, wholesaler, and jobber of authentic Indian jewelry and arts and crafts.
9. Andy’s Trading Company
Andy’s Trading Co. offers retail and wholesale of a wide variety of new and used items including Southwest jewelry and collectibles, 14k gold, diamonds, rugs, tools, firearms, and instruments. Employees speak English, Navajo, and Spanish.
10. Anasazi Traders
Located just across the street from musical instrument store, venue and recording studio, Juggernaut Music, Anasazi Traders offers wholesale Native American arts and crafts. Appointments are required for sales.
11. Richardson’s Trading Company
A major retail hub of Native American Arts, Richardson’s Trading Company is home to arts exhibits dating back before 1913, when the trading post became a business, and one of the largest collections of Navajo rugs.
12. Winfield Trading Company
Winfield Trading Company is a family-owned business with one of the largest selections of unique Lone Mountain Turquoise jewelry and stones. Customers can also find a variety of baskets, fetishes, hand-crafted jewelry, kachina dolls, paintings, pottery, and rugs.
13. Silver Dust Trading Company
Silver Dust Trading Company is the premiere spot for all of your jewelry making and beading supply needs.
14. Shush Yaz Trading Company
Sellers of Native American jewelry, Pendleton blankets, pottery, rugs, and more, Shush Yaz Trading Company, can be found in the entrance to Castle Furniture.
15. Running Bear Trading Company
Founded by Jerry Elkins in the mid-1970’s, Running Bear Trading Company is a wholesaler for galleries and jewelry stores across the country. They are committed to buying, selling, producing, and trading only local, handmade Native American products.
16. Johnny Murphy’s Trading Company
Johnny Murphy’s Trading Company specializes in turquoise jewelry, traditional arts, and more. They pride themselves on excellent customer service, leaving each customer with the feeling they’re part of the Gallup family.
17. Joe Milo’s Trading Company
A location rich with history, Joe Milo’s Trading Company was originally established in the 1940’s, by Richard and Lee Van der Wagen, as the first trading post and US Post Office. Today Joe Milo focuses his business on expert customer service.
18. Ellis Tanner Trading Company
Patrons looking to buy goods and sell jewelry, piñons, rugs, and wool can visit the general store, jewelry store, and pawn shop at Ellis Tanner Trading Company. This fourth-generation run trading post offers customers the ability to receive a credit based on their anticipated refund during tax season.
19. Bill Malone Trading Company
With over 40 years of experience operating other trading posts, Bill Malone opened the Bill Malone Trading Company. Customers will find items from Malone’s artisan friends, as well as from his personal collection.
20. Silver House Trading Company
Silver House Trading Company specializes in handmade Native American jewelry made from a variety of materials including black onyx, coral, malachite, opal, sterling silver, turquoise, and more.
21. Hubbell Trading Post
Hubbell Trading Post offers groceries, grain, hardware, horse tack, coffee, and Native American Art. This is the oldest operating Navajo trading post and was founded by John Lorenzo Hubbell in 1878.
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