I find the statement by Autry National Center President John Gray -- "To tell everyone's story in the most respectful way, we could not have a building that referenced one particular culture or one specific time in the American West" -- rather disingenuous ["Autry Planning a Natural Look," by Mike Boehm, March 12]. He has chosen to do just that. He has chosen to tell the story of our culture, now, in this time. Gray has chosen to represent a historical era of obsequious bureaucrats offering their fawning apologia. And an era of cookie-cutter, office-building architecture. By their very nature, museums protect the past, not revise it. The very past Gray wishes to wash away is itself a part of the influences and history of the indigenous people of California.