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Oleta Merry Boyce
In her 93 years, Oleta Merry Boyce has been an educator to the Indians--among other things. Fifty years ago she directed the home economics department of the Inter-mountain School in Brigham City, Utah, where previously uneducated Navajo children learned how to make their way in a changing world.
Other tours of duty have included the U. S. Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe.
And like most Living Treasures, she does not understand why she was selected.
Story by Richard McCord
Photo ¬© 2001 Steve Northup