Woman Forbidden to Carve Hopi Figures at Museum

July 18, 2001

Source: The Arizona Republic

On July 18, 2001, The Arizona Republic reported on Hopi carver Debbie Drye, who works at the Heard Museum. "The Hopi Cultural Preservation Office objected [to demonstrations by her of her work], insisting that a woman carver should not demonstrate at a Native American museum. And [museum] officials...have agreed to use a substitute demonstrator...The Hopi Cultural Preservation Office maintains it's an issue of religion."