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|Seeing the Great Father
Harrison Diaz, leader of the Piutes of northern Owens Valley, is in Washington as one of eight Indians sent from California to further legislation in the interests of the tribes. A bill was introduced two years ago to permit the Indians to submit their claims for reimbursement in accordance with the terms of treaties made with them during the ‘50s, which terms the white man has failed to keep. Though the bill was passed by the Senate, other legislation caused to die on the House files.
It will be a notable experience for Harrison, as well as for the others in the party. A report from the Indian Board of Co-operation says that at a meeting of the Washington Anthropological Society they were welcomed with the remark that “California should certainly be proud of her Indians if they are all as up-to-date as you are.” They get their share of attention and picturing in papers and movies, their coppery skins and western costumes being noticed in whatever crowds they happen to be in. They have had a conference with Senator Johnson, who introduced the bill in their behalf, and are to meet the President as well as various Congressional committees.
The Inyo Register
Bishop, Inyo County, California
Thursday, February 2 1922 – Page One.
Transcribed by Laura M. Bybee for Inyo County GenWeb, 2 February 2006