Saturday, August 7, 2010

A walk around the Gallup flea market

By Brenda Norrell
Censored News
Just like those Saturdays that I loved in the 1980s and 1990s, today there the drive into town for the Gallup flea market. Zuni bread, Jemez bread, Navajo tea and Navajo blue corn meal mush, it was good to see, are all still for sale. Hot green chile tamales and raisin-filled Navajo cake were sold alongside the aroma of charcoaled meat. It was good to see the greasewood stirring sticks are still available, along with all shapes of squash, and those great, ice-cold watermelon and cantaloupe drinks. Of course, there were all the regulars as well, saddles and suckers, tennis and blue jeans. Here's a few photos for all my homesick friends living away from the land between the Four Sacred Mountains. (Photos by Brenda Norrell.)

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Censored News is published by censored journalist Brenda Norrell. A journalist for 27 years, Brenda lived on the Navajo Nation for 18 years, writing for Navajo Times, AP, USA Today, Lakota Times and other American Indian publications. After being censored and then terminated by Indian Country Today in 2006, she began the Censored Blog to document the most censored issues. She currently serves as human rights editor for the U.N. OBSERVER & International Report at the Hague and contributor to Sri Lanka Guardian, Narco News and CounterPunch. She was cohost of the 5-month Longest Walk Talk Radio across America, with Earthcycles Producer Govinda Dalton in 2008:
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