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Thank you, Alexander! It's fashioned after the trading posts on the reservations of the plains Indians. They were general stores for the Indians, usually owned and run by white men, and built in the late 1800's.. Living out here, we have been lucky enough to spend a lot of time in that area of the country and I developed a great interest in their culture. I have been wanting to build this almost since the day I started on dollhouses!

They carried groceries, housewares, guns, ammo, whatever the people in that area might need, and also took in native jewelry, pottery, furs, art, whatever, as pawn.

When 'southwest' art became so popular in the 70's 'hippie movement', they began to sell native art to the tourists as extra income for the natives. This shop is supposed to be mid century, before the tourists began to really influence the way the Indians did their work-such as the tacky pink and blue pottery that they made in the 80's! No running water, no electricity, none of that junk!

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