Lake County Indians on Rattlesnake Island

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KPIX's Pat O'Brien reports from the Elem Pomo Indian occupation of Rattlesnake Island, at Clear Lake in Lake County (Northern California), on May 19th 1970. There are views of rowing over to the island and of the Pomo settlement there. Features an interview with a company representative (claiming ownership of the land) who states: "We think eventually that the island may have a significant developmental potential as basically a leisure community." Also includes an interview with a Pomo Indian spokesman, who explains the island: "Has always been our ... ancestral home ... I don't think we ever gave it up."

Originally aired on
KPIX Eye on the Bay News
Date aired
5/19/1970
Recording medium
16mm color magnetic sound film
6:41
Rights for this video belong to
CBS5 KPIX-TV
Type of material
archival news film
Event
Occupation of Alcatraz
Identifier
KPIX 102108
Views
8055

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