Happy Holidays from AAUW!
Wishing you and your families a safe, happy, and healthy holiday season.
The Untold Story of the Cahuilla Influence
Join us in learning more about Banning history in our next program on Saturday, January 4th, with historian and author, Betty Kikumi Meltzer. Betty, a retired teacher and former librarian, will speak about the book she co-authored, Losing Ground, the Displacement of the Cahuilla People in the 19th Century.
Having taught at Banning High School for 30 years, Meltzer noticed the lack of literature and curriculum on the history of the
Losing Ground, one of the books that was produced from this collaboration, was published in 2012 and earned Betty and Louis the prestigious 2013 Award of Merit from the American Association for State and Local History. Losing Ground tells a story different from the prevailing one that portrays colonization as a system of mutual accord and reveals the harsh reality of the life of the Cahuilla Indians.Cahuilla Indians of the San Gorgonio Pass. She was concerned that her students, many of whom were from the Morongo Reservation, were not learning anything about the history of their people. As a result, she spent several years researching with co-author Louis Philip Doody to write a book that would provide an account of the Cahuilla people.
For a meeting reservation email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Meeting Details Here