A PRESENTATION AND BOOK SIGNING WITH AUTHOR WILLIAM LOGAN HEBNER AND PHOTOGRAPHER MICHAEL PLYLER, OF SOUTHERN PAIUTE: A PORTRAIT
Now little recognized by their neighbors, Southern Paiutes once had homelands that included much of the vast Colorado Plateau, Great Basin, and Mojave Desert. From the Four Corners’ San Juan River to California’s lower Colorado, from Death Valley to Canyonlands, from Capitol Reef to the Grand Canyon, Paiutes lived in many small, widespread communities. They still do, but the communities are fewer, smaller, and mostly deprived of the lands and resources that sustained traditional lives.
Please join writer William Logan Hebner and photographer Michael Plyler as they discuss the creation of their book Southern Paiute: A Portrait, a 10-year project interviewing and photographing Southern Paiute elders throughout their homelands in California, Nevada, Arizona, and Utah. As the book was published in 2010, Hebner and Plyler will also reflect on how the stories from these elders, many of whom have passed away, changed popular preconceptions and carved their way into the history books.