This is Edison. He is married to Kay.
This is Kay. She made us a traditional Hopi dinner mid-week.
This is Gibson. He's the caretaker of the property and is Kay's brother.
This is Emiline (along with Kay and her grandson Rick standing behind). She's Gibson's wife and Edison's sister.
Getting the picture? Brother and sister married another brother and sister. And the four of them are the pillars of the church right now, along with Emiline and Edison's sister Virginia.
Who is David's grandmother.
Obviously, family is extremely important to the Hopi. It is one yardstick they use to measure wealth. That and crops.
This is the Piantedosi family who works with Chief missions.
Nick and Leslie, and their children Olivia and Matthew.
Their help and contribution were so valuable to our visit.
And there you have it- those that we rubbed shoulders with all week, dug trenches with, shared meals and had lots of conversation and laughter with.
We are all the better for knowing them!