Kumiko Nogushi, assistant professor at Doshisha University, goes through historical photographs collected by local historian Jeff Edwards, Friday, Oct. 14, 2011 at Edwards Studio in Porterville. Noguchi who studies Native Americans in California has been visiting the Tule River Reservation since 2005.

Japanese Woman Enthralled by Native American History


Dr. Kumiko Noguchi has been studying Native American history for 13 years, reports the Porterville Recorder.

“I started when I was 22 years old,” she told the newspaper. “I’m now 34. My research is still going on. Maybe it will take a whole lifetime for me because there is so much.”

Right now she's studying the Tule River Indian Tribe by interviewing elders on the reservation. She plans to write a history of the tribe, from the tribe's perspective.

Read the full story online at the Porterville Recorder website.

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