Pit River Indians claim and PG&E

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KPIX news report from Shasta County in north eastern California on June 5th 1970, where a PG&E employee's holiday camp has been occupied by a group of Pit River Indians, who claim ownership of the land. Lawyer Aubrey Grossman explains: "It has always been their land. This claim is buttressed by the decision of the Indian Claims Commission, which was set up to determine questions like this. And they did determine - I think in 1959 - that in the year 1853 all of this land was owned by the Pit River Indians. And it was illegally taken away by the adoption of a Federal statute."

Originally aired on
KPIX Eye on the Bay News
Date aired
6/5/1970
Recording medium
16mm color magnetic sound film
2:55
Rights for this video belong to
CBS5 KPIX-TV
Type of material
archival news film
Event
Occupation of Alcatraz
Identifier
KPIX 102261
Views
7557

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