Van Containing Navajo Art Stolen from Gallup, NM Indian Trader June 30, 2005
Stolen Navajo Teec Nos Pos Rug, Stolen Navajo Bow and Quiver and Stolen Navajo Dress
On or about June 30, 2005, a white 2003 Ford Econoline Van with NM Plate # 896NDC, VIN # 1FTSE34LX3HC06609 with two doors up front and two cargo doors in the rear, no rear panel or side panel windows, with tinted glass (a small fixed-pane window immediately behind the driver’s door window was recently replace and was not as darkly tinted as the others) was stolen from a Gallup Indian Trader’s home. a large amount of American Indian Art and Jewelry was in the van when it was stolen. Three of the larger, more valuable items are pictured above: 1)a circa 1930 Teec Nos Pos rug, approximately 9.5′ x 6.5′, a Navajo (Manuelito) Mountain Lion Hide Bow Case and Quiver with bow, circa 1880 and a Navajo two-part dress (looks like two blankets loosely sewn together at the top) in cochineal-dyed and brown wool, ca. 1850-1870. Further photos will be provided as they become available. Any one with information about the van or the items pictured here should contact the New Mexico state police, PO Box 167, Rehoboth, NM 87322 phone 505-863-9353 or fax 505-722-2043 – Patrolman Craig Champion is cognizant about this case.