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Top Indian markets in the U.S.

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The Santa Fe Indian Market is the esteemed granddaddy of native art shows in America, drawing about 80,000 shoppers. But Indian art shows are held throughout the United States annually; here's a quick rundown of the most prestigious.

Santa Fe Indian Market: Saturday and Sunday, drawing 1,100 artists to the New Mexico capital's downtown Plaza. In 2008, the show will be held Aug. 23 and 24. Free. Info: Santa Fe Convention and Visitors Bureau, (800) 777-2489, www.santafe.org, or Southwestern Assn. for Indian Art, (805) 983-5220, www.swaia.org. Hotel reservations: call (800) 371-6393 or see www.santafehotels.com.

Pueblo Grande Museum Indian Market: Dec. 8 and 9, Phoenix. Late fall market draws about 450 artists. Tickets are $8 for adults, children under 12 free. Info: (877) 706-4408, www.pgindianmarket.com.

Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair & Market: March 1 and 2, Phoenix. This open-air show, which draws 670 artists, will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2008. Tickets are $15 for adults, children up to 16 free. Info: (602) 252-8840, www.heard.org.

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