Since nearly the turn of the century the Old Ute Trading Post had stood in Carl's home town of Vernal, Utah. He regularly visited the ancient store admiring the Native American and Wild West items. In those days things in that sleepy western town hadn't changed too much. He had a deep connection with the history of the early Americans. in 1989 the owners of the Trading Post decided to retire. Carl jumped at the chance to purchase the business. He remodeled and took over the store changing the name to Cowboys and Indians. He had realized a childhood dream.
Soon the store expanded to include a new location, Ashley Traditing Post, in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, another small rugged town. In 1995 Carl chose St. George, Utah for his third location. He appreciated the beautiful, open area seeing the crossroads of Native Americans and the old west. Cowboys and Indians is a family owned business where Carl remains involved in every aspect. His continued fascinated with the long ago era of cowboys and Indians is apparent in the products he chooses for his stores.
Besides the three "western outposts" in Vernal, Steamboat Springs and St. George, we are excited to introduce our online store where many of the same authentic and period products may be purchased. Look closely at the jewelry catagory with exquisite hand made Native American sterling silver jewelry inlaid with semi precious stones. Enjoy the old west at home with statues and collectables. Make sure to check back often as new products are being added regularly.
Our mission is simple: to provide the best products and service to our customers at the lowest prices possible. We take great pride in our company, our commitment to customer service and in the products we sell.