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Western occasions and Water Wars chronicles greater than 100 years of tumultuous occasions within the background of California's Owens Valley. From the pioneer conquest of the local population to the notorious destruction of the valley's agrarian financial system by way of water-hungry la, this mythical atmosphere is a microcosm of the improvement of the yankee West.
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I stayed there for many years. Sherwin gave me food at the end of each month. He also gave me two dollars and a sack of flour. 00. "70 Jennie Cashbaugh's family was defrauded by another Paiute acting as an agent "and in the end we found we were landless, some white people didn't want us on their land. "71 < previous page page_34 next page > < previous page page_35 next page > Page 35 With the help of sympathetic whites who supported Indian filings with sworn statements about disavowal of tribal claims, a number of Paiutes successfully claimed and "proved up" public lands in plots ranging from 40 to 160 acres.
Whites expressed bewilderment at this development, in words that revealed the depth of their insensitivity to Indian grievances. "31 Paiutes who passed the winter in semicaptivity or in the mountains living on roots and worms no doubt saw spring as an opportunity to renew their resistance by returning to the land. In any case, the army reacted forcibly, calling in reinforcements that brought their numbers to 120 troopers and 35 civilians, shortly to be reinforced again, and initiating the most intense phase of the war with new attacks on Indian settlements and food supplies.
Than the weight of evidence. Dating his recollections from the end of the war, Ben Tibbitts noted that "several years later a saw mill was built on Big Pine Creek. There my folks received employment as laborers. It was there we learned to eat white men's food and learned to wash clothes. We looked forward to this every summer after that. When I became a young man I was employed at the saw mill. I earned 25 to 50 cents. Later the ranchers began to hire haying hands. An irrigator received 25 cents a day, and the haying crew would receive 75 cents a day.
Western Times and Water Wars: State, Culture, and Rebellion in California (Centennial Book) by John Walton