The Dancing Deer is a small family owned jewelry and gift shop nestled in the heart of Genoa. It is the place to shop for jewelry, gifts, home decor, apparel, and souvenirs.
We specialize in Native American jewelry with an array of stones including turquoise, lapis, spiny oyster, gaspeite, and more. Pop in to take a peek at our one of a kind semi-precious stones, sterling silver, and locally made gifts.
We offer unique gifts for any occasion.
The Dancing Deer is a third generation family owned business. It originated in 1954 in Apple Valley, CA under the name The Buffalo Trading Post. It was purchased by Danny’s grandparents Edward and Beverly in 1971 and was the oldest trading post in California. In 1985 Dave and Connie, Danny’s parents, purchased the business and worked with the same artists to ensure the quality and satisfaction of the products they sold. In 1991 they moved the business to South Lake Tahoe and after 11 years they decided to move to Genoa, NV.
We took on a new name, The Dancing Deer, and settled into the quiet quaint beautiful town of Genoa where we call home. In 2016 it was time for Dave and Connie to retire and pass their legacy on. Danny and his wife Sara have owned it since then and to this day travel to the Southwest a couple times a year and work directly with same families that his grandparents did so long ago.