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F ! I I ! I ! I I I ! I ! g E others. press dies Ik Pahrump Valley Gazette. Thursday, September ! 1, 1997 19 Gazette on the street... What are your thoughts on the death of Princess Diana? Germany Germany Tecopa New Hampshire Pahrump :H GEORGE GILBERT--Retired was a great business owner- "I think that it was a real tragedy. A tragic, tragedy." JOAN YOKLEY -- Retired consultant -- "It was very sad." CLINT PERRY -- Road maintenance - "It's tragic, it's something that should not have happened. With the driver drunk and paparazzi chasing, it could have been prevented." 482-301 6 No to Abuse 751 -111 8 Tonopah 24 Hr. Crisis Line Pahrump Nevada -then and now Celebrating Nevada's Native American heritage by Phillip I. Earl Nevada Historical Society Oheritage, "Nevada's Na- tive Americans: A Liv- ing Culture and History." Funded in part by a grant from the Nevada Hu- manities Committee, the state-based affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, the programs will feature Native Americans speaking on the culture and history of their own people and will cover the arts, dance, education, resources and contempo- rary issues. "Paiute Legends, Songs and Art," is the first lecture presentation scheduled for Thursday, September 18, at the Reno Museum, 1650 North Virginia Street. Marlin Thompson of the Yerington Paiute Tribe will tell traditional sto- ries from the Mason Val- ley and Walker River ver the next several months, the Nevada Historical Society will preseat a five-part lecture series focusing upon our state's native animals and Mother Earth. He will also be singing Paiute legend songs and songs for the round dance held whenever The People gather in celebration. "Eyes of the Elders," pen and ink drawing by Marlin Thompson depicting departed Paiute elders watching over The People. photo by evada Htor/cal Socty Paiute people. These stories have been handed down by the elders as part of an oral tradition which teaches life values and respect for the family, the The program begins at 7 p.m. and is free to information, call (702) 688-1191. Mr. Thompson is also an artist and has always painted and done drawings. His art- work often portrays many of the themes and subjects of the tradi- tional stories and leg- ends he tells. In his lec- ture presentation, he will use some of his art- work to accompany the storytelling. Over the years, Mr. Thompson has called upon his gathered knowledge and skill as an artist to promote cul- tural awareness and pride on the part of the Paiute people. "The songs and legends, the Paiute people believe, are something you never sell," he main- tains, so those who join us on Thursdays will come away with a per- spective of our heritage unavailable elsewhere. the public. For further i i i