Saturday, November 24, 2012

September 30, 2011 Letter From Robert Smith Acknowledges the 1/16th's

This is a letter mailed to all Pala Tribal Members on September 30th, 2011.  In it Robert Smith acknowledges the descendants of Margarita Brittain as 1/16th.  And yet 5 months later we were disenrolled for no reason.

September 30, 2011 Pala Band of Mission Indians Letter

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Thanksgiving with the Addams Family

This about sums up how I feel about Thanksgiving.

Addams Family Thanksgiving

Hope everyone enjoys their day off - for those of you that get one.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Quote For The Day

“Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have the exact measure of the injustice and wrong which will be imposed on them.” 

- Frederick Douglass 

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Two Indian Workers Attract Attention

Here is a newspaper article that discusses the Riverside County Fair in 1916 where Margarita Brittain and Salvadora Valenzuela put on some demonstrations at the Pala Booth. Margarita Brittain demonstrated basket weaving and Salvadora Valenzuela demonstrated lace making. It's a pretty neat article. It's a little hard to read but if you enlarge it and squint a bit you can get through it. Great information considering the time period. I am also including the accompanying picutres.
Two Indian Workers Attract Attention RIverside County Fair 1916 October 10th to 14th

You can enlarge the photos by clicking on them.
Margarita Brittain (left) Salvadora Valenzuela (right)

Margarita Brittain