It’s day 17 of Blogvember. I’m following the prompts from Andrew Canion, which can be found here.

This weekend, we spent the weekend in Santa Fe. While there, we visited the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, which had a few wonderful exhibits and showcased the history of Native people in this country through their art and culture.

Having grown up in New Mexico, I’ve been lucky to have close Native friends of varying backgrounds throughout my life, and they’ve formed much of my sense of humor through their culture and friendship. I didn’t realize just how much until I was reading about a Diné (Navajo) tradition for a baby around three months old: whoever makes a baby laugh first gets to throw a party in celebration of the the baby joining their earthly family.

I love learning about different cultures and ways of life, and this one was something unexpected to learn about and is something I imagine I’ll think about for a long time to come.