Update June 22, 2020:



We are pleased to announce OUR FIRST ONLINE AUCTION!  Our Board Trustees have made it clear that our institutional priority is to keep everyone as safe as possible.  In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, we feel that this revised plan will provide buyers the opportunity to obtain unique weavings and artworks at the best prices in the southwest—something our museum’s auctions are famous for.


The postponed spring Navajo Rug & Indian Art Auction will be conducted online at an auction site, the link for which will be announced this week. Bidding will begin at 1 PM on Saturday, July 11th and bidding will close at 12 PM on Saturday, July 18th. To register as a bidder, go to the site link which will be provided.


In-person previews will be conducted by appointment only beginning Monday, June 29th.  Appointments will be scheduled for a limited number of people at a time and are in 30-minute increments.  If you wish to have more time, please request additional time slots. To schedule your appointment, call (928) 445-1230, extension 5, 10am to 4pm, June 22nd—June 26th. During all previews, masks and gloves MUST BE WORN AT ALL TIMES.  As always, the auction previews will be held in our Pueblo Building.


Our auction will feature 175 items that are currently viewable on our website at  We CAN NOT ACCEPT any additional consignments for this auction.  As always, we have an amazing selection of Navajo weavings as well as pottery, baskets, jewelry, carvings, and other wonderful items in this auction.


Auction winners will be notified upon the close of the auction, after noon on July 18th.  Winners MUST pick up their purchases the following week at MIP by appointment only, which we will schedule with you when you are notified of your winning bid. Please note that no shipping is available. While out-of-area bidders are welcomed to participate in the auction, if they have winning bids, they will need to arrange for someone to pick up their purchases on their behalf.

As always, winning bidders pay an additional 10% bidder’s premium at time of check-out, but there is no sales tax, as MIP is a 501(c)3 nonprofit.


Our auctioneers, R.B. Burnham & Company, are the facilitators of this online auction. The MIP extends gratitude to them, and to all our loyal members and friends for embracing this online format. We appreciate your support in these challenging times and wish you Happy Bidding!



The museum will reopen at 1 PM on July 22 with a new Special Exhibit and activities designed for family education and fun. Details will be announced soon, so check our website often.

Please click here to review the Health & Safety Statement for protocol which all staff and guests will be required to follow.

Lot #F97
Lot #F97 Acoma Pot 7x8 ca 1940s, V. Lowden
Lot #F96
Lot #F96 Hopi Quilt 30x36 Eula Koyawena
Lot #F98
Lot #F98 Hopi Quilt 37x32 Pearl Nuvangyaoma
Lot #F88
Lot #F88 Navajo Sheep 8x16 Unknown
Lot #F95
Lot #F95 Oil Painting, "Expression of Time" 30x60 Michael McCullough (Non-Native)
Lot #F86
Lot #F86 Pendleton Blanket 48x72
Lot #F92
Lot #F92 Pendleton Shawl 54x70
Lot #F74
Lot #F74 Pendleton Shawl 63x64
Lot #088
Lot #88 Lot o
f Acoma & Hopi Ceramics 5x5 Various
Lot #335
Lot #335 4-strand Coral and Turquoise Necklace 15" long Unknown
Lot #F76
Lot #F76 Vintage Hopi Placque 12x12 Unknown
Lot #082
Lot #82 Mata Ortiz Pottery, Hummingbird 8x13 Irma Trevizo
Lot #052
Lot #52 Mata Ortiz Polychrome 13x13 Gloria Hernandez
Lot #F102
Lot #F102 Dalawepi Pottery 5x5 Ergil F. Vallo, Acoma/Hopi
Lot #F90
Lot #F90 Hopi Gourd "Happy Healer" 8x12 Theodora Homewytewa
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147 N Arizona Ave, Prescott, AZ 86301


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Natives, The Museum of Indigenous People Members, and children under 12 years of age are FREE.

Students with ID are $6.  Adults are $8.   |   Seniors (55 +) are $7.  |  Veterans $6.

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