This week has been dedicated to learning about Native American culture and heritage. On Tuesday Sherri and I along with two other couples drove 47 miles to Jacob Lake. The owner John Rich is a descendant of the family that founded the small rest stop back in the 1920's. It is the last place which is open through the winter in the Kaibab Forest prior to reaching the National Park. Jacob Lake has a beautiful gift shop full of Native American rugs, jewlery, and pottery. Three nights a week John gives a presentation on Navajo culture/history and how it relates to their rugs. We had a good dinner in the restaurant and the talk lasted over two hours. It was a fascinating presentation and we did not get home until after 10:30pm, late for us early risers.
Thursday and Friday were Native American Heritage Days at the North Rim. There were dancers, drummers and artists; many of which we carry in the gift shop. The pictures below are of the Hopi Dancer's, the gentleman is a world champion hoop dancer.