238 W. Route 66 (3rd St. & W. Rt. 66)
520.635.2572, Fax: 520.635.4951
Leo and Dorothy Atherton own and operate
the Indian House on the corner of 3rd Street
and Bill Williams Avenue. Jewelry, pottery and
artifacts from many different tribes on display.
Indian House serves
tourists, and area businesses
Leo and Dorothy Atherton, owners of Indian House, have been in business in Williams since 1954.
Indian House, like many other businesses in Williams, concentrates on selling to the "traveling public." Souvenirs from the Grand Canyon and Route 66 are in adundance.
"They'll always be able to buy souvenirs here at a lower price than at the Canyon," Leo Atherton said.
However, souvenirs are not what have given Indian House its name, Atherton stocks his store with authentic Indian pottery, rugs, jewelry and artifacts.
From the Navajos come dream catchers in many sizes and styles, traditional and newer-style pottery, and their famous, brightly colored jewelry. The Hopi provide hand-painted Kachina dolls carved from the traditional cottonwood tree root. Mexican Indians produce pottery, saddle blankets, rugs and many similar products for the Indian House. Apache, Papago, Zuni, and more are represented in the store.
Aside from the Indian goods, Atherton sells western-style clothing, rattlesnake hatbands and keychains, petrified wood, hundreds of rocks, bookends, artwork, cedar craft, windchimes, the list goes on for quite a while.
During the drastic fluctuations in retail sales that most local businesses are feeling this summer, Atherton has his wholesale business to maintain a steady income. Atherton has well over 1000 wholesale accounts in Northern Arizona, from Kingman to Holbrook.
When asked about future plans, Atherton said the time for retirement may be approaching, but he still wants to keep busy.
"People stay healthy when they stay active," Atherton said. "I have heard of people dying while sitting in front of the TV. I don't want that to happen to me."
Located on Historic Route 66,
in Williams the last city in the US
to be bypassed by I-40.
Gateway to the Canyon.
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