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Dancing Salmon Home Trailer, 2 min.

Chief Caleen Sisk tells the story of the Winnemem Wintu people’s beginning and purpose.

The gold rush in the 1850′s brought hardship and suffering to the people of the McCloud River.

In 1851, leaders of the Winnemem Wintu and other area tribes signed a treaty with the US Government ceding lands in return for the promise of protection and support for making a new life.

After forty years with no contact from the US government regarding the promises that were made to the people of the area, Winnemem leader Norel Putus, with elders of other tribes, wrote a letter to President Benjamin Harrison.