Thursday, May 16, 2013

Lecture to Feature Ushkana Author Richard Hanks

Richard Hanks spent years delving into long-forgotten and obscure archives and listening to Native American voices. He learned about Native Americans' fights for their homelands and basic human rights. He learned about heroes. 

The history books usually lack these stories that are vital to American heritage and the story of tribal sovereignty. So, Richard Hanks wrote it all down. Ushkana Press, the publishing arm of Dorothy Ramon Learning Center, recently published This War is For A Whole Life: The Culture of Resistance Among Southern California Indians, 1850-1966.

On Saturday you can hear Richard Hanks share some of these stories. Yes, people often think of Sioux and Plains warriors when we think of resistance and fights for traditional homelands. But Southern California's own American Indian leaders and families also were amazing heroes. Come learn about them at the Banning Centennial Lecture Series.

Time: Saturday, May 18, 7 p.m.
Location: San Manuel Gathering Hall at Dorothy Ramon Learning Center, 127 N. San Gorgonio Ave. Banning, CA 92220
Price: $5/person goes to the Banning Centennial Committee