Teec Nos Pos Trading Post
The community name of Teec Nos Pos (pronounced
Tease-Nhas-phas) is an English variation on the Navajo words Tiis nazbas,
which has a Navajo meaning of "circle of cottonwood
Welcome to our website. In the
Navajo language, Yá át tééh (pronounced
"ya-ta-HEY") expresses "it is good" as in "it is good to see you" or "it is good to meet
Navajo Hand Woven Rug
Teec Nos Pos Style
The Teec Nos Pos
Trading Post, an old fashion trading post, was established on the Navajo Nation in
1905. It has faithfully maintained the old fashion trading post traditions initiated by
the Noel and Foutz families. Hamblin Bridger Noel was
the first white man the Navajos permitted to establish a post in this section of the
Tony Hillerman (1925-2008) used
the Teec Nos Pos Trading Post in several novels, including his first The
Blessing Way. His eighteen volume mystery series featured fictional Navajo police officers Jim
Chee and Joe Leaphorn. A most beautiful and insightful tribute to her father can be found in the photographic
journey through "TONY HILLERMAN'S LANDSCAPE" , by Anne Hillerman. The Teec Nos Pos Trading Post is very honored to have been included in this
book. The magnificant original photographs in this book are the creations of Don Strel. The ISBN for this book
is 978-0-06-137429-6 and it is available for purchase at the trading post.
Pos is known for being the childhood home
of Peter McDonald, former chairman of the Navajo Nation,
and for its Navajo rug weavers. Collectors prize Teec
Nos Pos rugs for their skilled
artisanship and intricate designs. The trading post has a unique back room with an
extensive supply of rugs featuring a wide variety of weaving styles. The back
room also has an extensive supply of other Native American art.
The Teec Nos Pos Trading
Post is were the local Navajos shop for their daily needs and sell their unique
artistic creations; rugs, silver and turquoise jewelry, kachinas, bead work, and a variety of other crafts.
Buckskins and baskets for Navajo traditional ceremonies are bought and sold (recycled).
The Teec Nos Pos Trading Post has become
a valuable resource for the Navajo sheep
herders who sell their wool and mohair. It is the only remaining buyer on the Navajo
reservation. Typically, over 160,000
lbs of wool and mohair are purchased each year from Navajos who come from as
far away as Page, Lake Powel, and Grand Canyon
Post is a general supply store and also provides many of the
tools and material required by the world famous Teec Nos Pos
Artisans. The store has an extensive supply of books, with
childrens books in Navajo and English. Our collection of
Navajo hand woven rugs is extensive. An additional special feature of this Trading Post is the 24/7
on-site presence of the owner (John McCulloch).
Trading Post Owner
We hope you enjoy the information
and presentations at this site, and
will have an opportunity to visit the
Teec Nos Pos Trading Post.