Museum feast day begins summer season

By Robert Ciolli: Quay County Sun

Saturday’s Feast Day at the Tucumcari Historical Museum drew a steady crowd throughout day, museum manager Bruce Nutt said.

“We normally have this in June when it’s a little calmer, but this year we combined it with Tipi day and Mother’s day and the crowds have been pretty good.”

Mary Jane Edaakie and her husband, Robert, were busy all day cooking horno bread, pasole and fry bread, and making pueblo tacos for hungry visitors.

Known as “the Bread Lady,” Mary Jane Edaakie is from the Isleta Pueblo and this is her seventh year at the feast making traditional native American