For many years, I have made presentations at the Union Parish Library and to the schools in Union Parish that the library works with. Stephanie Antley Herrmann is one of the hardest working librarians I’ve ever known. When I shared with her a little about the western novel I’m working on, she shared Billy Barham’s exceptional program she has sponsored about the Kiowa Indians (who play a part in my novel).
Billy Barham’s mother is full-blooded Kiowa and still spoke the language up until her death. Her photo is on a traveling display with her story from the State Dept. of Archaeology/Culture. Billy is her son and he does educational programs with a WEALTH of information. We usually book him annually somewhere. He has a museum worth of Kiowa beadwork and other materials. He and his children and grand children participate in Pow-Wows and do programs in full headdress regalia, etc.
Here are some awesome photos from his presentation:’