How the West was really won: a talk by Will Gorenfeld
How the West was Really Won in Northern California: A tale of displacemet, slavery, and genocide.
Courts, politicians, miners, settlers and Indian agents, with little exception, found nothing amiss in exploiting, displacing--and murdering--the indigenous people on their way to acquiring their own wealth and land.
The Unspoken Local Legacy of Indigenous Peoples Day: you may have learned about the Sand Creek or Wounded Knee but did you know that similar massacres occurred to the Pomo and Yuki people just a few miles outside of Petaluma at places such as Clearlake, Hopland and the Eden Valley?
Come to the Petaluma Library Forum Room to hear more about how this confluence of cultures created great wealth at the expense of indigenous peoples and carries this legacy even today.
- Monday, October 14, 2019
- 7:00pm - 8:30pm
- Petaluma Regional Library