Celebrating with Charlie Cooke

Potter, Bryn Barabas
October 2005
News from Native California;Fall2005, Vol. 19 Issue 1, p47
This article relates a tribal gathering of Chumash Indians at the Indian preservation of Satwiwa in California on March 20, 2005. Chumash spiritual leader Mati Waiya recognized the dedication of Charlie Cooke, a hereditary chief of the tribe, to the preservation area. Cooke recounted the site's history and the National Park Service's purchase of the land in 1982. A tree planting ceremony took place in recognition of Cooke's contributions to the area and to the Chumash community.


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