by John Aldrich
The main activity that takes place at the rug show before it opens to the public is a series of programs for school children. The purpose is to share knowledge about the Navajo way of life and promote understanding between cultures. Linda started this tradition in the early years of the show when she realized that young children in Park City knew nothing about their Native American neighbors and sometimes were even afraid of Indians. They come in classes that range from elementary to high school. Some of the classes have adopted an Elder through our Amasani Program, and many of the classes bring gifts of food or clothing.