Harold Carey Jr. – Instructional Design and Internet Consultant – Malad City, ID

Welcome to my Web site

I’m Harold Carey Jr.

I am a Certified Professional Instructor in Digital Literacy. I teach online classes in Computers, Internet, and Navajo History and Culture.

I am also a Navajo Historian and spend a lot of my time work with the Navajo People.

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My new client is Malad City Dentists Ed Thorpe DDS. His website is Malad Valley Dental Clinic

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Victor Bianchi September 16, 2011 at 6:35 pm

Harold Carey Jr.
I am writing to ask for your help in understanding the work of Ted DeGrazia. Several of DeGrazia’s paintings show Navajos wearing a tall, conical hat (www.degrazia.org). I am writing a paper on DeGrazia and am struggling to understand the inspiration for the use of this “witch-like” hat. I was told by the gallery which represents DeGrazia that: “As far as we know, DeGrazia got his inspiration from the traditional tall black hats worn by the older, wiser men of the Navajo tribe in Arizona, so he was painting something he saw on his trips to the Navajo nation”. I can not find any example of this type of hat in the historical record and was wondering if you have ever seen it used by the Navajo. Any help or examples would be appreciated.
Kind Regards,
Victor Bianchi


Victor Bianchi October 3, 2011 at 4:34 pm

Mr. Carey,
I am following up on an email that I sent to you a few weeks back concerning the use of a conical hat worn by the Navajo and painted in works by Ted Degrazia. Please let me know if you are able to help.

Kind Regards,
Victor Bianchi


Ariel Ellsworth June 17, 2013 at 3:14 am

Hi Harold,
My grandmother, Christina Ellsworth, who is the co-manger of the Crownpoint Rug Weavers Association. She has been trying to get a hold of you. She lost your number and my auntie, Celestie Ellsworth, has your info on her email account but she passed away in November and cannot get into her account. If you would, please give my grandmother a call asap at 505-610-6797. Thank you


harold June 17, 2013 at 4:42 am

I will call her tomorrow night.
my new number is:


Anne Galer December 10, 2013 at 6:01 pm

Harold, I noticed you are the website designer for the Crownpoint Rug Auction. Have they been in contact with you since Corbin Ellsworth took over–I assume so since his contact point is listed? Those of us that attend regularly are hoping to see the 2014 schedule posted soon. Are you helping with the update? Thanks, Anne Galer 12/10/13


Glenn B. Barlow December 18, 2013 at 3:18 am

Dear Mr. Carey, My maternal grandparents lived in Farmington, NM and environs for many years. There names were Clinton Wilbur and Ella Walker Burnham. My grandfather at one time was the owner of a trading post, which I think was named Standing Rock Store. It was located some distance north of Crownpoint, NM. I think he was in business with another man and he subsequently lost his interest in the store. I think it was about that time (1932-33) that they (with 3 daughters) moved to Ocean Park (Santa Monica). California. It was there that my mother met my father and where my family began.

I can remember visiting their small home and seeing Navajo rugs on their living rooms. When they passed away my mother became owner of a few rugs. I was charged with the responsibility of distributing the rugs to my 6 siblings, which I have done. When I went to find one for myself all had some kind of tear or defect, due to much use. I finally found one with no defects.

My question to you would be how might I determine the value of my rug with no defects, or the value, if any, of those with some kind of defect? Do you know of anyone in the Salt Lake City area, or so-called Wasatch Front, that I might visit concerning my rug?

I live in Fruit Heights (northern Utah), south of Ogden and near Kaysville, Utah, just east of Antelope Island (and Highway I-15).

I should perhaps also mention that my uncles, C. J. (Cyril James) Burnham and Floyd Burnham stayed in the northwestern New Mexico area and ran trading posts in the their own right. Floyd was running the Standing Rock Store in his own right when I visited there in the Summer of 1952. C. J., I think, ran a store at Blanco (?).

I don’t know if you will be able to provide me with any information, but I will appreciate any consideration you might be able to give me.

Glenn B. Barlow
107 N Village Way
Fruit Heights, UT 84037
Cell: (801) 860-0456


harold January 4, 2014 at 6:53 pm

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