Yet amazingly, all they had was a Navajo flag and a little area about a treaty with the tribe, not one thing about their art or culture.
But then, of all places, we hit the jackpot in the gift shop. Tons of examples (and even info cards to take home!) about Navajo jewelry, pottery, and woven textiles.
Before our research mission Joseph had thought he wanted to make a doll, but once he saw the traditional Navajo sand paintings used in ceremonies, he was sold - and it was the one I was hoping for all along, since I knew it was a craft he could actually handle making without much assistance. (I secretly can't wait to see how many parents actually wind up doing their kids' project for them!)