|Handwoven Navajo rugs from last year's market|
The Heard Museum Shop Weaver's Market is Saturday November 5 from 10am- 4pm at the main museum in downtown Phoenix. Over 50 weaver's are signed up to attend. This is a unique opportunity for the public to meet and purchase directly from these talented artists. Admission is free to the market!
Also at the Market:
Guest speakers Ann Hedlund, Bill Malone and Paul Berkowitz!
Ann Hedlund is the author of several books on weaving and will speak on Navajo weaving, past and present at 11am. Bill Malone and Paul Berkowitz will follow at noon:
By Paul D. Berkowitz
Hardcover: $34.95 (limited quantities available)
Anyone who thinks of the National Park Service as all Smoky the Bear, friendly park rangers and beautiful landscapes needs to read this book!
This is the compelling story of Billy Malone, an old-time Indian trader who has spent the better part of his life on the Navajo Reservation, including 18 years running historic Hubbell Trading Post at Ganado, Arizona. Hired by the National Park Service and Western National Parks Association to run Hubbell as a functioning trading post and not as an historical relic, Malone was astonished to find himself the target of an intensive investigation of his business practices as he attempted to do exactly that! His reputation and personal life were very nearly ruined by the investigation and the “dark side” of the National Park Service became all too apparent.
Both Bill Malone and Paul Berkowitz, the Park Service investigator (and author of the book) who became convinced of Bill’s innocence will be here on Saturday, November 5th during the Heard’s Navajo Weavers’ Marketplace. Bill and Paul will speak at noon in Steele Auditorium, discussing exactly what happened. A book signing will follow outside Books & More.