Pit River Indian trespass trial in Burney

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KPIX's Mike Lee reports from Burney Office Building in Shasta County, Northern California, on October 9th 1970. There are (silent) views of the surrounding countryside and inside the Office Building, where a group of Pit River Indians are on trial accused of trespassing on PG&E property. The Indian's attorney claims: "These defendents could not have committed a crime because they sincerely believe it is their land and they have no criminal intent." Another Indian spokesman goes on to describe how local corporations may be: "Willing to support us in our fight against the Federal government for return of lands."

Originally aired on
KPIX Eye on the Bay News
Date aired
10/9/1970
Recording medium
16mm color magnetic sound film
3:54
Rights for this video belong to
CBS5 KPIX-TV
Type of material
archival news film
Event
Occupation of Alcatraz
Identifier
KPIX 103396
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4236

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