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Indigenous People's Day special: The emerging history of Indian slavery in California

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Members of the Round Valley Indian Tribe retrace the 1863 route of the Nome Cult walk in 2013, commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Konkow Maidu Trail of Tears, the route of forced relocation of Indians from Chico, California, to Covelo, California.

After more than 150 years, historians (and perhaps Californians) are facing the horrifying truth that Indian slavery was a key source of labor that helped create the early economy of California and enrich its first settlers. 

As part of the Shaping SF Public Talks series, KALW's Rose Aguilar moderated a conversation about this legacy with journalist Elias Castillo, historian Lisbeth Haas, and tribal leader Valentin Lopez.

Monday, October 10th at 7pm.