What ever happened to Shumup Ko Hup and it's ethnographic art website www.howka.com?
NOTICE 2007: The Shumup Ko Hup store in Old Town appears to have been closed and reopened under new management. Please CONTACT the howka.com web site or Old Town San Diego Indian store for more information.
NOTICE NOV 2008: The new management appears to have given up on Shumup Ko Hup and closed the store again the local California Indian artists are suffering in the New Economy...what a great loss this store was for the community.
NOTICE JAN 2009: www.howka.com website was taken down because of the bad California economy the webmaster has ARCHIVED some of the SHUMUP KO HUP website on KUMEYAAY.INFO for historical purposes.
SHUMUP KO HUP California Indian store (was) owned and operated by San Diego Kumeyaay Indian families, hard working Kumeyaay Indian artists themselves a Native American owned and operated business.
SHUMUP KO HUP Indian store and gift shop specializes in authentic California Indian Arts & Crafts, Ethnographic Tribal Art, Kumeyaay shopping for modern artifacts, featuring the fine Kumeyaay Indian basketry of the Indigenous California peoples of San Jose de la Zorra, Juntas de Neji, San Antonio Necua, La Huerta and Santa Catarina of Baja California, Kumeyaay master basket weavers like Eva Salazar and Kumeyaay gourd artists like Daleane Adams of San Diego County.
SHUMUP KO HUP is the world's premiere source for authentic California Native American Indian Kumeyaay Baskets | Pottery | Ribbon Dresses | Beadwork | Bark Skirts | Gourd Art | Beaded Collars | Bows and Arrows | Arrow Heads | Lances | Rabbit Sticks | Horsehair Accessories | War Clubs | Cradle Baskets | Dolls | Basket Jewelry | Gourd Rattles | Sculptures | Spurs and Bits | Braided Rawhide Reatas | Stone Tools | Net Bags | Fiber Sandals | Ceremonial Sage | Herbal Soaps | Books | Music CD | Videos
KUMEYAAY.INFO provides "buy" links to the Shumup Ko Hup website HOWKA.COM and its retail store for good reasons most keenly realized during the making of my southern Kumeyaay-Paipai documentaries:
Shumup Ko Hup owners, buyers and customers have been encouraging and supporting the southern Kumeyaay traditional arts and crafts the artists loyally for more than a decade.
This community of Native American entrepreneurs deserves special recognition and our support for keeping the California Indian arts alive.
PLEASE SUPPORT YOUR INDIGENOUS ARTISTS by buying authentic California Indian arts and crafts directly from the hard working Indian peoples who have proven their deep commitment to keeping the Native arts alive.
••••• KUMEYAAY.INFO, webmaster, Gary G. Ballard, received no compensation from Shumup Ko Hup for KUMEYAAY.INFO site referrals, or for any goods or services bought or sold by Shumup Ko Hup as a result of KUMEYAAY.INFO or HOWKA.COM referrals.
SHUMUP KO HUP in Old Town San Diego State Historic Park
2720 1/2 Calhoun Street
San Diego, CA 92110
MAP to Shumup Ko Hup in Old Town San Diego
TRANSPORTATION to Shumup Ko Hup: Bus | Train | Trolley
SHUMUP KO HUP encourages, promotes and supports the Native American Indian artists of California, southwestern Arizona, and northern Baja California, so they may practice and preserve the ageless cultural traditions of the Indigenous Yuman People, including the Cocopah Cucapa, Kumeyaay Kumiai, Quechan, Mohave Mojave, Pai Pai Paipai, Ipai Tipai, Kiliwa, Yavapai, Havasupai, Hualapai, Maricopa, including the Luiseño, Cahuilla Indigenous aboriginal peoples of California.
NATIVE AMERICAN ART GALLERY
For more than 10 years, SHUMUPKOHUP owners have directly encouraged, promoted and supported the traditional Native American aboriginal tribal artists of California, southwestern Arizona, and northern Baja, to help assist them to sell their Indian arts and crafts to revive and preserve the ageless cultural traditions of the Yuman peoples, including the Cocopah Cucapa, Kumeyaay Kumiai, Quechan, Mojave Mohave, Paipai Pai Pai, Ipai Tipai, Kiliwa, Yavapai, Havasupai, Hualapai, Maricopa, Gabrielino, Luiseño, Kawia, Juaneño, Chemehuevi, Serrano, and Cahuilla Indigenous peoples.
CALIFORNIA INDIGENOUS EDUCATION
SHUMUP KO HUP and its associates remain committed to quality public education to learn about the Southern Calif aboriginal tribes of North America.
Our circle of experts on Native American Indian subjects hosts special events and classes at our Old Town cultural store, and present tribal cultural information to students and teachers in schools and during field trips to known Native American Indian sites and museums. We can help you find professional qualified people to speak and perform at your events, and to consult or produce your creative materials for accurate culture and history on California Indigenous peoples.
We also loan items from our extensive CA Indian ethnographic collections to museums, public institutions, and art galleries for private and public exhibition.
MOVIE FILM MEDIA PRINT CONSULTANTS Network
In addition to academic lecturing and live character performance art about California Indians of Southern California, southwest Arizona and northwest Mexico, SHUMUP KO HUP experts consult to national and international museums, print and news media organizations, book publishers, TV, Hollywood movie and film companies location scouting, commercial guide services specializing in San Diego County and northern Baja California indigenous sites.
We are a network of experienced prop finders and ethnography consultants with our own large collections of ancient California Native artifacts. We offer Indian props for movies, photography props and prop styling services, as well as stock photography, stock audio recordings, and creative video and graphic services for print and internet publishing.
We also provide casting services and head shots online for real-life southwestern Native American models and actors for photo shoots, TV commercials, tribal documentaries, Indian films to assist directors and talent agents to find unique real-looking Native tribal people in the greater So California area.
GREATER SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AREA
Local areas within the greater SHUMUP KO HUP area include: San Diego County, La Jolla, Rancho Santa Fe, Del Mar, Escondido, La Mesa, El Cajon, Alpine, Santee, Spring Valley, Vista, Julian, Jamul, Lakeside, Encinitas, Carmel, Chula Vista, National City, Bonita, Lemon Grove, Imperial Beach, San Ysidro, Los Angeles, Hollywood, San Francisco, Sacramento, Mendocino, Fresno, Monterey, Santa Barbara, Oceanside, Santa Cruz, Guadaloupe, San Bernardino, Modoc, Ventura, Kern, San Luis Obispo, Imperial County, Orange County, Riverside, Imperial Valley, Palm Springs, Colorado River areas, Las Vegas and Somerton AZ. In Baja California, Mexico: Mexicali, Tijuana, Tecate, Rosarito, Ensenada, San Jose de la Zorra, Juntas de Neji, El Mayor, San Antonio Necua, La Huerta and Santa Catarina Mexican tribal villages.