Teec Nos Pos Trading Post
Territory Markers, made by local Navajo
Artisans, are available at Teec Nos Pos Trading Post. The territory marker represents an
old fashion Native American taboo symbol. As the name implies, this item was used to mark the
individual's or Tribe's boundaries. It was intended to be a scary object which would bring bad events to those not
permitted to pass the marker. The bone knife at the bottom was used to stick the Territory Marker in the ground
near a path to the home or camp.
The marker has a coyote skull with deer horns and is wrapped in coyote pelt. The skull is attached to a
wooden shaft and a simulated elk bone knife is attached to the other end of the shaft. The shaft has a soft
buckskin wrap and fine bead work. Feathers are attached by leather straps to the eye sockets of the skull. Each
creation is unique and the variations depend on the artists "in the moment" feelings and the available
Typical retail price for a 26 in. tall Territory Marker is 145 US$. Special
orders are available for selected items.
Please contact us for availability.