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OSTA Chapter Meeting, October 25, 2016, Washington Library, 5:50 PM
Old Spanish Trail Association (OSTA), Tres Trails Chapter
Meeting around table, conference room near northwest corner inside library. 220 N. 300 E. , Washington, Utah.
Several of our members have had significant interaction with Native American tribal groups during the past two months in various places in our country and they are willing to share their experiences with us. David and Vickie Evans and Steve and Sally Stevenson had the privilege of residing among members of the the Miwok Indian tribe of northern California (whom Old Spanish Trail explorer Jed Smith encountered on his journey to Oregon in 1828). They were given instruction on their old lifestyle by tribal members and, mainly through David, we will get some insights into that experience.
Brenda and Genna Lyman journeyed to North and South Dakota to participate with the Sioux Nation and many fellow Native Americans and others in their protests against the petroleum pipeline encroaching on tribal lands and sacred sites. They will tell some about their observations and experiences there.
Leo Lyman spoke to a group of Moapa Paiutes at their reservation headquarters north of Moapa, Nevada, about one of their great headmen, Tosho, a true champion of peace and harmony with Caucasian neighbors and passing travelers. This is a relatively large and vigorous band group, which has long resided adjacent the Old Spanish Trail.
We will also discuss the process of finalizing our version of the Antonio Armijo Route in 1829, from the Lake Powell area on across Bulldog Pass west of Bloomington. Hope to see all interested, members or not, there that evening.
E. Leo Lyman, Chapter President