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"You Can't Eat Dirt"

Tribal leader Vyola Ortner and the transformation of Section 14

As Indians in Palm Springs, we had to cooperate with the dominant white culture in some ways in order to succeed...

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Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians Tribal Council, circa 1957: LaVerne SAubel, Elizabeth Monk, Gloria Gillette, Vyola Olinger Ortner and Eileen Miguel.

Courtesy Palm Springs Historical Society

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