My favourite exhibition at the Heard was that of the Native American Code Talkers. I knew of the role that the code talkers played during wartime, but didn't realize that instead of simply translating English messages to Indian languages, as I thought, they actually developed a code within the native languages, based on alphabet and on Indian words that matched the function of the war machinery. A fascinating, but troubling chapter of American history.
If you exit through the gift shop with the aim of bringing something home, though, you are going to max out that credit card. There were some pretty pricey offerings therein, including a katsina doll that could be ours for the very reasonable price of $28,000.00.
Two consecutive days of museuming turned out to be the perfect leadup to an afternoon of major league baseball. Stay tuned!