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n the area where the Spanish built Mission San Juan
Bautista, the Mutsun Ohlone and others had recourse to life in the mission: they heard of a place in the mountains nearby, a place of sanctuary, the hidden canyon of a Mustun community that would provide safe haven from the pursuing
My name is Paul Stone. I’m a Paiute/Washoe artist and flutist. I am three quarters Paiute and one quarter Washoe. I use my cultural heritage and ancestry as a California Native American as a great influence in my art and music.
Sarah describes herself in her own words as “a multi-disciplinary artist, bruja, ‘axi” whose art and words “explore the spaces between the worlds; between blood sickness and bloodlines, between tried and land, between the spatial and the temporal.”
In October 2016, the Autry Museum of the American West in Los Angeles will be opening an exhibition about Mabel McKay—a significant story for the institution to tell and for future visitors to learn from. Although well-known among basketweavers and the California Indian community, Mabel’s name is not likely one that the casual museumgoer knows.
For more than half a century, the annual Salmon Festival near the mouth of the Klamath River has been a celebration of community in Yurok Country. But the community is being challenged this year by record low counts of salmon returning for their migration, forcing the tribe to cancel this year’s traditional salmon dinner usually provided to hungry crowds of festival goers.
As unique and multi-faceted as many California Native lives are, Joe’s experiences shape a truly compelling story with twists and turns and surprises to rival a novel or perhaps even a Hollywood movie script. Only this was real life in the early twentieth century. And he was a California Indian.
American Indians and Route 66 by Lisa Hicks Snell, reviewed by Ishmael Elias
California through Native Eyes: Reclaiming History by William J. Bauer Jr., reviewed by Cutcha Risling-Baldy
Maay Uuyow: Kumeyaay Cosmology by Michael Connolly Miskwish, Reviewed by Terria Smith
The Other Slavery: The Uncovered Story of Indian Enslavement in America by Andrés Reséndez, reviewed by River Garza
Paya: The Water Story of the Paiute, directed by Jenna Cavelle, reviewed by Lindsie Bear