Artist's depiction of trade scene at La Junta showing exchanges of locally made artifacts (arrow points) and food for “exotic” shell ornaments. This scene is somewhat fanciful, but there is evidence that La Junta was part of a trading and exchange network that connected the seemingly remote villagers with the distant centers of power, population, and cultural sophistication, such as Casas Grandes. This 1994 painting by artist Feather Radha can be seen in Restaurante Lobby's OK in Ojinaga, Mexico. Courtesy Elsa Socorro Arroyo.
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