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November 2016
In this Issue: 
What's New in the Shop & Online
Interior Library News
Interior Museum News

Rock Your Moccs!

Rockin' our Moccs at the Shop for Native American Heritage Month

A Page From The Past
Eddie Morrison, March 2006 during our Bears Depicted in Indian Art Show . Take a 'good read' about the  bear in the arts   and be sure to come in and welcome Eddie Morrison back to the Shop during our Artist Days:  November 18-19, 2016 with a book signing too! (details in this enews)



Colorful folk art on an office shelf with roosters and chickens and more! Each piece is sure to bring a memory and a smile. Check out more display ideas on our Pinterest board  and keep sending yours in to us! All display photos will be posted anonymously. Thank you for participating and sharing your ideas!

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Open on Saturday,
November 19, 2016
  10 a.m.- 4 p.m.

The Indian Craft Shop is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30p.m., and the third Saturday of the month from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 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, Orange, and Silver 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 19th 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 - November 15, 2016
November has been a full month and we're halfway through already! As they say, the life is busy and the time is flying by! We hope you are all doing well and look forward to seeing you.

We've been enjoying receiving new works as the Shop fills in for the season.  We've also enjoyed the commemorations for National Native American Heritage Month and Veteran's Day and are looking forward to our artist visits this week on November 18th & 19th. Then it's soon-to-be Thanksgiving where we can all stop to take time with family/friends. We wish you and your family a wonderful Thanksgiving and look forward to seeing you as part of our extended family when you visit the Shop!

Come On In and Meet & Greet Guest Artists -
Friday and Saturday, November 18th and 19th!MeetGreet
We welcome  Eddie Morrison (Cherokee), Earl Plummer (Navajo) and
George Willis (Choctaw)
We're really excited about having three of your favorite artists in at the same time! Not only has each artist been an ICS highlighted artist but for nearly twenty years, we've been representing their work here at the Shop.
Eddie Morrison
has won numerous awards in juried competitions for his sculpture, was our highlighted Artist of the Month in August of 2000 and was awarded and named by the Cherokee Nation a Cherokee National Treasure in 2014. Eddie has dedicated his lifetime to carving and sculpting, bringing the beauty of stone and wood to the form of animal and human sculptures with a powerful presence. 

Eddie will be bringing his latest works and will also be signing copies of They Call Me Eddie Morrison, Cherokee National Treasure written by Bill Keith with a forward by Principal Chief Bill John Baker; Pelican Publishing Company, Louisiana, 2016.

Please note! If you would like a signed copy by Eddie Morrison and can't make it in for the show, you can call the Shop at  202-208-4056 or order online  by November 18th and put a note in the comment section to have it signed with any requested salutation, e.g., Dear John, etc.

Take a look at some of Eddie's current work at the Shop  and our artist bio on Eddie Morrison .

Earl Plummer 
has won numerous awards in juried competitions for 
his exceptional lapidary, metalsmithing and design skills. 
Elegant channel inlay and 'cobblestone' inlay jewelry are just a couple of samples of the fruit of labor from this talented artist.

We can't wait to see Earl's new jewelry as it seems we can hardly keep it in the Shop when we do get new work in! Take a look at some of Earl's current jewelry at the Shop and our artist bio on Earl Plummer.

George Willis
is another award-winning artist with a lifetime of juried artist showings and honors for his innovative jewelry created with the lost wax casting method. George is known for his unique designs including asymmetrical silverwork and settings of unique stones and materials.
We look forward to seeing George Willis with his latest jewelry! Take a look at a few current works in the Shop  and our artist bio on George Willis.

What's New in the Shop and OnlineNew

We've received much of our Alaskan walrus ivory and whalebone carvings along with beadwork, jewelry, sandpaintings and some new 'small gift' items including the most precious little newborn baby moccasin and dreamcatcher sets! 

Newborn Moccasin and Dreamcatcher sets by Ramona Morrow (La Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa)

Holiday time is around the corner and we are all set with holiday cards and 2017 Wall Calendars and ornaments too! As we receive new items, we'll be working on adding them to our web storeTake a look at examples of our selection of arts from Alaska and walrus tusk ivory carvings  and learn more about these arts in our Archives.

As always, be sure to check out our New Additions page
 as we are continually adding new items!

REMINDER - Open this Saturday, November 19, 2016
The Indian Craft Shop is open the third Saturday of each month  from
10am - 4pm.  This month, the third Saturday is November 19 and we look forward to seeing and hearing from you. 

We look forward to your visits in the Shop,
on the phone 202-208-4056, via email or our online store.

Thank you for your continued support of the arts -
we truly appreciate you!

News from the Interior LibraryInteriorLib
George Franchois, Director - U.S. Dept. of the Interior Library
Future Programs at the Department of the Interior Library
The Department of the Interior Library is proud to present a number of free programs to both Interior Department staff and the public. They include our Park Ranger Speaker Series programs and our DOI Library Training Sessions. Our monthly Park Ranger Speaker Series highlights the background and history of sites of interest in the Washington, DC region, as well as subjects highlighting the history of the United States. Our Training Sessions introduce DOI employees and others to the Library's services and to the information sources it makes available either through Interior staff computers or an in-person visit to the Library. A list of the DOI Library's future programs can be found here.  
Please feel free to contact the DOI Library if you have any questions about these programs or the services and resources that we have to offer.

The DOI Library is open to Interior staff and the public from 7:45 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday (except federal holidays) in Room 2262 of the Stewart Lee Udall Department of the Interior Building. We can be reached by phone at (202) 208-5815 or e-mail.

News from the Interior MuseumMuseum
Upcoming Program:

Iconic Inspiration:  Photographing the National Parks
December 7, 1:15pm - 2:30pm

Learn more about this program here.

Murals Tours
Discover the art and architecture that made the Stewart Lee Udall Department of the Interior Building a "symbol of a new day" during the Great Depression. 

Tours are offered at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  Please call the Museum in advance of your visit at 202.208.4743 to make a reservation.  For more information on the Murals Tour,  click here.

Special Assistance -  For those in need of special assistance (such as an interpreter for the hearing impaired) or inquiries regarding the accessible entrance, please notify museum staff at (202) 208-4743 in advance of the program. Special needs will be accommodated whenever possible.
Location -  The Rachel Carson Room is located next to the basement cafeteria of the Stewart Lee Udall Department of the Interior Building, 1849 C Street NW, Washington, DC, 20240.

Building Access  - All adults must present a valid photo ID to enter the building. All visitors will be subject to security screenings, including bag and parcel checks.

The Indian Craft Shop |  Department of the Interior | 1849 C Street, NW  Washington, DC 20240  | 202.208.4056