|Library program explores living as a Native American|
|Written by Sentinel-Tribune|
|Tuesday, 25 February 2014 10:54|
PERRYSBURG - On Thursday at 7 p.m., the Perrysburg Area Historic Museum (PAHM) will hold its winter meeting at the Way Library. It is sponsoring a talk by a Native American descendant and scholar, Diane Bishop. She will be dressed in regalia and interpret what it was like to be a native woman in the 18th and 19th centuries.
Her interests include Native American history and stories, beadwork, helping at risk Native youth and elders, photography, native plants, organic gardening and exploration of the wonders of nature. She is an avid vocal environmentalist and protector of the local habitat's fauna and flora species.
She has been involved with many local activities over the years. With the sponsorship of the 2003 Perrysburg Ohio Bicentennial Committee and chairman Judy Justus, she organized the first Pow-Wow at Buttonwood Park and was a co-founder of the Black Swamp Intertribal Foundation. She has served as a NAGPRA committee member, advisory board member for Owens Community College, past director of Perrysburg's Kip Boulis Memorial Day Run, and founding member Perrysburg Police Foundation. She is the former secretary to the Perrysburg Police chief.
Bishop has lived and worked in Northwest Ohio the majority of her life. She has always felt drawn to the West, specifically to the Four Corners area, southern Arizona and New Mexico, and feels empathy with the plight of the natives on the Navajo reservations.
All PAHM lectures at the library are free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.
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