Excerpt from Mapping Coyote Black artist lecture: "The Modoc War is an important presence in Mapping Coyote Black. The newspapers tell grim stories about the Modoc War, but they are not the main story, they are wallpaper, easily changed. The words serve the decorative purpose of keeping evil spirits from harming us, but they do not tell our stories, they are a literal distraction. Too often native people are treated as if we do not know our history, we are victims of conquest and those that did not die back in those old days are not real indians. I am aware of the history and I know there is more to the story than one can find in mainstream media."
Mapping Coyote Black site-responsive installation at Surplus Space in Portland, Oregon in participation with One Flaming Arrow Inter-tribal, Indigenous Art, Music & Film festival June 4 - 14, 2015