At the end of the Acoma dances (Cyrus Concho and the Acoma Sky City Group Dancers), the two young woman presented the beautiful pots they had been dancing with to G.B. Cornucopia (park ranger extraordinaire) and to Caroline Brown. This was a complete surprise to them, and a great honor.
Caroline is head of Friends of Native Cultures, and, along with G.B., is responsible for bringing the Pueblo people to Chaco over the last several years for summer solstice. I had the pleasure of volunteering with Friends of Native Cultures this year at Chaco to support the Acoma and Laguna pueblo dancers.
Without Friends of Native Cultures and their volunteers, we would not have the experience of this missing piece of Chaco Canyon - its people. Thank you!