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."
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