Native-American culture will get a new Navajo trading post in Midland.

According to CBS 7, The Eagle's Shadow Trading Post held its grand opening this past Saturday bringing to Midland a collectors shop featuring a wide variety of jewelry made by the Navajo Nation.

he Midland Hispanic Chamber of Commerce was on hand for the ribbon cutting and also performed a dance for the celebration.

Maribel McLelland is the owner of The Eagle's Shadow Trading Post and says her store will sell turquoise jewelry which is very popular in the area.

“We just want to be there for people that don’t know that we’re here because I know that to go somewhere else to get turquoise is a couple of hours away and that’s one of the reasons we decide to open because there’s nothing in between, and so we’re so excited to be able to offer this service. This merchandise to people in West Texas”, said McLelland.

This means that residents of Midland/Odessa will not have to venture to New Mexico to shop for turquoise jewelry, it will be right here in their backyard.

People have long driven to Ruidoso or Albuquerque to shop for Navajo jewelry, but with The Eagle's Shadow Trading Post now open, they will be able to buy turquoise and Navajo jewelry on a whim and not have to plan a trip.

McLelland says the trading post will be open Tuesday through Sunday and have operating hours of 10-6 Tuesday through Saturday, and 12-6 on Sunday.

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