Dr. Mary Contini Gordon talks about the long-lasting impact of Chumash Chief Charlie Cooke.
Author and historian Dr. Mary Contini Gordon talks about the long-lasting impact of Chumash Chief Charlie Cooke. This cowboy, truck-driver, and war veteran rediscovered his lost American Indian heritage and has tirelessly advocated on behalf of Indian sites and parks—in some cases one and the same. Dr. Gordon focuses particularly on Cooke’s contributions to the preservation of ancient grounds and to conservation efforts at Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, including King Gillette Ranch and Satwiwa. Dennis Garcia, Chumash elder, will start the morning talk with a Chumash blessing and will add his perspectives to the story, and current Chumash Chief Ted Garcia, who succeeded Charlie, will also speak. Book signing follows.
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Event Category: Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area
Event Tags: American Indian, California, free, Native American, presentation, traditional
- Sunday, November 16, 2014
- 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
- Santa Monica Mountains Interagency Visitor Center
26876 Mulholland Hwy.
Calabasas, CA 91302 United States
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