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Mr. Teddy Draper Jr.

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Background

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Member
    Navajo Nation
  • Board Member
    Navajo Arts
  • Board Member
    Humanities Council
  • Advisory Board of the Museum Annual Indian Market
    The Pueblo Grande Museum's Annual Indian Market
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Web References
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Teddy Draper, Jr. talks about his father Ted Draper Sr. Navajo Code Talker Teddy Draper Jr.
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Teddy Draper, Jr. talks about his father Ted Draper Sr. Navajo Code Talker
Artist Profile & Biography
Teddy Draper, Jr. was born on October 3, 1949, and is the son of a former United States Marine Corps Navajo Code-talker who had served in the South Pacific during World War II. He is a member of the Navajo Nation and calls Canyon De Chelly and Canyon Del Muerto "home". His maternal clan is Naashgali Dine'e, paternal clan is Ashiihi, maternal grandfather's clan is todicheeni, and paternal grandfather's clan is tohahelini.
Teddy works mainly in pastels, a medium for which he is very well known. He employs an individual technique that has been constantly refined and improved upon for the past thirty-five years, incorporating under painting pastel in order to achieve the highest brilliance, dimension, and resonance of color in this medium. He attributes his present style to a feeling for "unseen colors."
In recent years Draper has conducted artists workshops and seminars instructing artists in his technique.
The opportunity for an artist is nothing short of a 'revelation' and is graciously offered by renowned painter and teacher, Teddy Draper, Jr. in his 'Exquisite Excursions' artists workshops.
Navajo national Monument
"The opportunity for an artist is nothing short of a revelation"and is graciously offered by renowned painter and teacher, Teddy Draper, Jr. in his "Exquisite Excursions" artists workshops.
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Draper studied at the American Academy of Art in Chicago, Illinois, and at the Navajo Community College in Many Farms, Arizona, where one of his instructors was Clifford Beck, the noted Navajo pastel artist.
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Ted Draper, Jr. has served on the Gallup Intertribal Ceremonial Board, The Fine Arts Showcase and Indian Market during the Navajo Nation Fair, and is presently serving on the advisory board of the Pueblo Grande's Museum annual Indian Market as well as the Board of Directors with the Navajo Arts and Humanities Council.
Draper currently resides in Chinle, Arizona with his wife Ophelia.
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Chinle is located in Northeastern Arizona at the mouth of Canyon De Chelly, a National Monument which Teddy lives, breathes, and paints. In this community on the Navajo reservation Draper devotes his free time and efforts to the Chinle Youth Athletic Club; a volunteer drug and alcohol awareness group which helps to provide organized and supervised athletic competitions as an alternative to substance abuse. As a basketball coach he spends his time during the winter months traveling the Southwest with his teams for games and tournament competitions.
Draper and his wife Ophelia Garcia are internationally known for their turquoise, silver, and gold jewelry.
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Teddy Draper, Jr. Pastel Workshop August 18 - 20, 2015
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Mini Excursion and Campout with Teddy Draper, Jr., Ophelia Draper and friends
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Teddy Draper, Jr. Pastel Workshop August 18 - 20, 2015
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3 day workshop with renowned Navajo Arist, Teddy Draper, Jr.
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3 day workshop with renowned Navajo Arist, Teddy Draper, Jr.
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Teddy Draper, Jr. Pastel Workshop
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Teddy Draper, Jr. Pastel Workshop
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3 day workshop with renowned Navajo Arist, Teddy Draper, Jr.
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Smokey - by Teddy Draper, Jr - Painting
Santa Fe Indian Market
Visit Navajo Artist, Teddy Draper, Jr. BOOTH - 129-POG (Palace Of The Governors - East End)
Crimson Valley - by Teddy Draper, Jr - Art Print
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Visit Navajo Artist, Teddy Draper, Jr.
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Teddy Draper, Jr.
My father was a Navajo Code Talker. His wartime experiences developing a code that utilized the Navajo language taught how important our Navajo culture is to our country. For me that is the central lesson: that diverse cultures can make a country richer and stronger.
Teddy Draper, Jr.
Be still and the earth will speak to you. We do not inherit the land from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.
Native American Proverb
I've never had a kid come back and say, 'Thanks, your program kept me out of trouble', Draper mused, 'but I have had them come back and say, 'I just graduated from college. Thanks for letting me play for you.'
Teddy Draper, Jr. - Coach Chinle Youth Athletic Club
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Arizona Bluebirds Girls Basketball Team - Ted Draper, Jr. - Coach
PAINTINGS. PASTELS. WATERCOLORS. NAVAJO JEWELRY. Teddy Draper, Jr.DeChelly Art LLC • PO Box 1936 • Chinle, AZ 86503
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Navajo artist, Teddy Draper, Jr. is noted as much for his painting as for his handmade turquoise, silver, and gold jewelry. You'll find finely crafted silver rings, earrings, bracelets, bola ties and belt buckles inset with precious gems and high quality stones such as turquoise from Carico Lake, Bisbee and Morenci.
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Teddy has created a special niche in the Native American Art world. He is equally adept at traditional techniques and contemporary designs in both jewelry and painting. Teddy has traveled the United States exhibiting his work and has achieved international acclaim touring Germany, the Netherlands, and Great Britain.
In addition to jewelry making, Teddy Draper, Jr. also holds widely acclaimed Artist Workshops in and around Navajo country - the beautiful Canyon De Chelly. He is also the owner/director of the DeChelly Gallery in Chinle, Arizona. His works have won awards nationally and are collected internationally.
Shown above are just a few examples of Teddy's jewelry work.
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Learn more about Navajo Artist, Teddy Draper, Jr.
Teddy Draper, Jr. Pastel Workshop August 18 - 20, 2015
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Mini Excursion and Campout with Teddy Draper, Jr., Ophelia Draper and friends
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Teddy Draper, Jr. Pastel Workshop August 18 - 20, 2015
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3 day workshop with renowned Navajo Arist, Teddy Draper, Jr.
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3 day workshop with renowned Navajo Arist, Teddy Draper, Jr.
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Teddy Draper, Jr. Pastel Workshop
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Teddy Draper, Jr. Pastel Workshop
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3 day workshop with renowned Navajo Arist, Teddy Draper, Jr.
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Smokey - by Teddy Draper, Jr - Painting
Santa Fe Indian Market
Visit Navajo Artist, Teddy Draper, Jr. BOOTH - 129-POG (Palace Of The Governors - East End)
Crimson Valley - by Teddy Draper, Jr - Art Print
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Visit Navajo Artist, Teddy Draper, Jr.
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Teddy Draper, Jr.
My father was a Navajo Code Talker. His wartime experiences developing a code that utilized the Navajo language taught how important our Navajo culture is to our country. For me that is the central lesson: that diverse cultures can make a country richer and stronger.
Teddy Draper, Jr.
Be still and the earth will speak to you. We do not inherit the land from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.
Native American Proverb
I've never had a kid come back and say, 'Thanks, your program kept me out of trouble', Draper mused, 'but I have had them come back and say, 'I just graduated from college. Thanks for letting me play for you.'
Teddy Draper, Jr. - Coach Chinle Youth Athletic Club
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Arizona Bluebirds Girls Basketball Team - Ted Draper, Jr. - Coach
PAINTINGS. PASTELS. WATERCOLORS. NAVAJO JEWELRY. Teddy Draper, Jr.DeChelly Art LLC • PO Box 1936 • Chinle, AZ 86503
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Teddy Draper, Jr. Story
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©2014 Teddy Draper, Jr. All Rights Reserved.
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Teddy Draper, Jr. Story
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Exquisite Excursions Navajoland - Teddy Draper, Jr. Artists Workshops
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Exquisite Excursions Navajoland - Teddy Draper, Jr. Artists Workshops
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DeChelly Experience - Painting by Teddy Draper Jr. - Artists Workshops
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Canyon DeChelly Experience - Teddy Draper Jr.
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Classroom Workshops - Teddy Draper Jr.
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Renowned Navajo Artist, Teddy Draper, Jr. will be exhibiting his work at the Santa Fe, NM Indian Market, August 23-24, 2014 and conducting a PASTEL WORKSHOP on August 18 - 20th.
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The opportunity for an artist is nothing short of a 'revelation' and is graciously offered by renowned painter and teacher, Teddy Draper, Jr. in his 'Exquisite Excursions' artists workshops.
Teddy Draper Jr.
"The opportunity for an artist is nothing short of a "revelation" and is graciously offered by renowned painter and teacher, Teddy Draper, Jr. in his "Exquisite Excursions" artists workshops.
Teddy Draper Jr.
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More about your instructor - Navajo Artist, Teddy Draper, Jr.
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Mini Excursion and Campout with Teddy Draper, Jr., Ophelia Draper and friends
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Teddy Draper, Jr. Pastel Workshop August 18 - 20, 2015
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3 day workshop with renowned Navajo Arist, Teddy Draper, Jr.
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3 day workshop with renowned Navajo Arist, Teddy Draper, Jr.
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Teddy Draper, Jr. Pastel Workshop
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Teddy Draper, Jr. Pastel Workshop
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3 day workshop with renowned Navajo Arist, Teddy Draper, Jr.
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Smokey - by Teddy Draper, Jr - Painting
Santa Fe Indian Market
Visit Navajo Artist, Teddy Draper, Jr. BOOTH - 129-POG (Palace Of The Governors - East End)
Crimson Valley - by Teddy Draper, Jr - Art Print
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Visit Navajo Artist, Teddy Draper, Jr.
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Teddy Draper, Jr.
My father was a Navajo Code Talker. His wartime experiences developing a code that utilized the Navajo language taught how important our Navajo culture is to our country. For me that is the central lesson: that diverse cultures can make a country richer and stronger.
Teddy Draper, Jr.
Be still and the earth will speak to you. We do not inherit the land from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.
Native American Proverb
I've never had a kid come back and say, 'Thanks, your program kept me out of trouble', Draper mused, 'but I have had them come back and say, 'I just graduated from college. Thanks for letting me play for you.'
Teddy Draper, Jr. - Coach Chinle Youth Athletic Club
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Arizona Bluebirds Girls Basketball Team - Ted Draper, Jr. - Coach
PAINTINGS. PASTELS. WATERCOLORS. NAVAJO JEWELRY. Teddy Draper, Jr.DeChelly Art LLC • PO Box 1936 • Chinle, AZ 86503
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Teddy Draper, Jr. Story
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©2014 Teddy Draper, Jr. All Rights Reserved.
Teddy Draper, Jr. Navajo Artist - DeChelly Galleries in Chinle, Arizona
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Thunder On The Mesa Artist Proof - Ted Draper Jr.
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Hope Of Warmth Art Print - Ted Draper Jr.
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DeChelly Experience - Painting by Ted Draper Jr.
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Bring Home The Bacon - Painting by Ted Draper Jr.
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Home At Last - Painting by Ted Draper Jr.
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These are all themes commonly depicted by Teddy Draper, Jr. with his pastel technique.
The transition of an individual's preconceived notions of nature to more natural and universal imagery begins the moment they set foot on the Navajo Reservation. The ability to see and feel images differently happens with first hand exposure to the Navajo philosophy to Walk In Beauty in the most spiritual of places on earth; Canyon De Chelly, Arizona.
Teddy Draper, Jr., the son of a WWII Navajo "Code Talker" is a holder of many prestigious awards for his art. He is a master of pastels, watercolors, oil painting and traditional and modern design Navajo jewelry. His techniques, constantly refined over thirty years, have grown into a personal style which he attributes to a feeling for "unseen colors. Teddy is renowned for his ability to recreate the drama and special light found in the sunsets of the great Southwest and brilliant depictions of his homeland and the Navajo lifestyle in and around the Canyon De Chelly area. He also holds artists workshops on his special pastel and painting techniques.
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In this community on the Navajo reservation, Teddy Draper, Jr. devotes his free time and efforts to the Chinle Youth Athletic Club. Garnering many championships. He enjoys working with the Navajo youth, giving them guidance and inspiration. He encourages the next generation of Navajo artists by teaching them to excel in academics and athletics while retaining their rich culture and traditional values that have sustained the Navajo in their desert homeland for centuries.
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Teddy Draper, Jr. Pastel Workshop August 18 - 20, 2015
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Mini Excursion and Campout with Teddy Draper, Jr., Ophelia Draper and friends
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Teddy Draper, Jr. Pastel Workshop August 18 - 20, 2015
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3 day workshop with renowned Navajo Arist, Teddy Draper, Jr.
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3 day workshop with renowned Navajo Arist, Teddy Draper, Jr.
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Teddy Draper, Jr. Pastel Workshop
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Teddy Draper, Jr. Pastel Workshop
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3 day workshop with renowned Navajo Arist, Teddy Draper, Jr.
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Smokey - by Teddy Draper, Jr - Painting
Santa Fe Indian Market
Visit Navajo Artist, Teddy Draper, Jr. BOOTH - 129-POG (Palace Of The Governors - East End)
Crimson Valley - by Teddy Draper, Jr - Art Print
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Visit Navajo Artist, Teddy Draper, Jr.
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Teddy Draper, Jr.
My father was a Navajo Code Talker. His wartime experiences developing a code that utilized the Navajo language taught how important our Navajo culture is to our country. For me that is the central lesson: that diverse cultures can make a country richer and stronger.
Teddy Draper, Jr.
Be still and the earth will speak to you. We do not inherit the land from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.
Native American Proverb
I've never had a kid come back and say, 'Thanks, your program kept me out of trouble', Draper mused, 'but I have had them come back and say, 'I just graduated from college. Thanks for letting me play for you.'
Teddy Draper, Jr. - Coach Chinle Youth Athletic Club
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Arizona Bluebirds Girls Basketball Team - Ted Draper, Jr. - Coach
PAINTINGS. PASTELS. WATERCOLORS. NAVAJO JEWELRY. Teddy Draper, Jr.DeChelly Art LLC • PO Box 1936 • Chinle, AZ 86503
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Teddy Draper, Jr. Story
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©2014 Teddy Draper, Jr. All Rights Reserved.
Teddy Draper, Jr. ...
www.dechellygalleries.com, 22 Sept 2014 [cached]
Teddy Draper, Jr. Story
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Original Recent Paintings by Navajo Artist, Teddy Draper, Jr.
Teddy Draper, Jr's work is widely collected and highly sought after. He works primarily in pastels and oils and is renowned for his ability to recreate the drama and special light found in the sunsets of the great Southwest.
Diné painter, Teddy Draper, Jr. captures brilliant depictions of his homeland and the Navajo lifestyle in and around the Canyon De Chelly area. Flourescent sunsets and the rock spires so well known on the Navajo Reservation, the slightest hint of lavender in the clouds of the cold blue evening sky, a lone rider anticipating the warmth of his Hogan after a long, cold day battling wind and snow.
Many paintings are sold prior to their completion! Mr. Draper does work on commissions and will happily discuss your special painting with you.
Learn more about Navajo Artist, Teddy Draper, Jr.
Teddy Draper, Jr. Pastel Workshop August 18 - 20, 2014
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3 day workshop with renowned Navajo Arist, Teddy Draper, Jr.
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3 day workshop with renowned Navajo Arist, Teddy Draper, Jr.
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Teddy Draper, Jr. Pastel Workshop
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Teddy Draper, Jr. Pastel Workshop
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3 day workshop with renowned Navajo Arist, Teddy Draper, Jr.
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Smokey - by Teddy Draper, Jr - Painting
Santa Fe Indian Market
Visit Navajo Artist, Teddy Draper, Jr. BOOTH - 129-POG (Palace Of The Governors - East End)
Crimson Valley - by Teddy Draper, Jr - Art Print
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Visit Navajo Artist, Teddy Draper, Jr.
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Teddy Draper, Jr.
My father was a Navajo Code Talker. His wartime experiences developing a code that utilized the Navajo language taught how important our Navajo culture is to our country. For me that is the central lesson: that diverse cultures can make a country richer and stronger.
Teddy Draper, Jr.
Be still and the earth will speak to you. We do not inherit the land from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.
Native American Proverb
I've never had a kid come back and say, 'Thanks, your program kept me out of trouble', Draper mused, 'but I have had them come back and say, 'I just graduated from college. Thanks for letting me play for you.'
Teddy Draper, Jr. - Coach Chinle Youth Athletic Club
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Arizona Bluebirds Girls Basketball Team - Ted Draper, Jr. - Coach
PAINTINGS. PASTELS. WATERCOLORS. NAVAJO JEWELRY. Teddy Draper, Jr.DeChelly Art LLC • PO Box 1936 • Chinle, AZ 86503
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Teddy Draper, Jr. Story
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©2014 Teddy Draper, Jr. All Rights Reserved.
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