Storyteller performs at Talent museum

Storyteller Thomas Doty will perform "Doty & Coyote: Stories from the Native West" at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14.

The Saturday evening program of traditional and original native stories will be at the Talent Historical Society Museum, 105 North Market St., Talent. Admission is free and refreshments will be served.

A native of Southern Oregon, Doty has been telling stories for 32 years. He received a Distinguished Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Indian Program and is the author of a series of "Doty & Coyote" stories, including "John Beeson's Ghost," set near Talent.

Since 1986, Doty has co-directed Reading the Rocks, a program that interprets and protects ancient rock writing sites in the West. He also serves on the international board of directors of CIRCLE, the Centre for Indigenous Research, Culture, Language and Education, located at Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

Doty's performance is sponsored by the Talent Historical Society.

For information on the talk, call 541-512-8838. For stories, photos and cultural resources, visit Doty's website at

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