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18 Thursday, January 9, 1997 Pahrump Valley Gazette Fresno, CA JIM EWING--oRetiredpropane business manager 7- "I think he , good job. I think to work with the are Gazette on the street... your opinion of Newt Gingrich's ethics violations ? Should he be Speaker of the House? Pahrump Pahrump AmargosaValley Pahrump NENA KELLY -- Realtor-- "No. I think he has done wrong and he shouldn represent us. lie's not above the law." ELAINE GLASBY - Retired state worker - "No -- he should not be the speaker, lie's just like all the other politicians. He could become president if something happens to Clinton. We already have one in, we don't need another." . Photo Not AvaiJable GEORGIA LILLY -- Lab DON CHAMBERS "He' tech -- "No - get him out of FAA .... s there, hds no good." he shouldn't be Speaker of the House:" : ,  Compiled by Gazette staff phhers 482-301 6 No to Abuse 751 -111 8 Tonopah 24 Hr. Crisis Line Pahrump On Nevada then and now New Native American Photo show at Nevada Historical Society by Phillip I. Earl Nevada Historical Society Friday, January 17, 1997, the Nevada Historical Society will host the Native Americans have adapted fifteenth Annual Mid-Winter Gala at the Reno Museum, 1650 N.Virginia Street, Reno. Open- ing in the changing Gallery that evening will be a new exhibition, "The People: A History of the Native Americans of Nevada Through Photog- raphy." The reception begins at 5:30 p.m. and is open to the public without charge. For further information, call the Nevada Historical Society in Reno at (702) 688-1191. Curated by Lee Brumbaugh, Curator of Pho- tography, the exhibition draws on the Historical Society's extensive photograph collection to chronicle the history of Nevada's indigenous people from the mid-contact period, the 1870s, through recent times, as seen through the lenses of Euro-American photographers. In coming months, there will be several lectures and public programs featuiing Nevada scholars, among them Gene Hattori of the Nevada State Historic Preservation Office on Paiutes on the Comstock Lode, and Warren d'Azevedo, Professor Emeri- tus of Anthropology at the University of Ne-. vada, Reno, on the Washoes. For thousands of years the Native Americans of Nevada, who include the Shoshone, Northern and Southern Paiute and Washoe people, lived by hunting and gathering natural foods. Through the centuries they created and intricate culture in harmony with the land. Forced offtheir land by an ever-growing population of miners and ranchers, Nevada's NativeAmericans suddenly had to make changes that were difficult and often traumatic. Focusing on clothing, dwell- ings, religion, and economic lifeways, the exhibition examines how Nevada's Nevada Historical Society Photograph, Mokeeta, Northern Paiute, photographed by Elizabeth L. Linton of the Wadsworth Camera c!,Jb at Nixon, Nevada in 1907. Nevada Historical Society Photograph and changed through time. The exhibition also documents new leader- ship styles, the educational philosophy behind the establishment of Indian schools and the laying out of reservations and urban colonies. The preservation and revitalization of tradi- tional cultural imperatives are also reflected in the exhibition, as is the continuing impact of Wovoka and the filhost Dance phenomena. In selecting the images to be used in "The People," Dr. Brumbaugh came to an important realization. Although the photograph collec- tion at the Nevada Historical Society is vast - over 350,000 images - and many of the prints in this show have rarely been seen by the public, they still represent an incomplete record of the lives of Native American in Nevada in the latter part of the last century and the first decades of this one. The photographers col- lected were nearly all Euro-Americans who took pictures of Native Americans in mostly urban settings. Consequently, they missed much of what was happening, and we cannot exhibit what we do not have. To fill in the gaps we are asking anyone who owns appropriate photos either to donate them for archival preservation or to lend them to us for copying (a complimentary high-quality negative will be returned with each loaned print). Please help us to continue our work of collecting and preserving the records of Nevada's past for the benefit'of the future. The exhibition will be up through June 1997. Keep an eye out for information on the lectures and public programs and join us on Friday.