On March 23, 2016, our petition received a lengthy comment from Dr. Michael L. Lawson, which is now public on the Department of Interior’s Office of Acknowledgment’s website. The document erroneously misinterpreted and misunderstood the historical make-up of our tribe, and all California Indians. This document is our tribe’s rebuttal to Dr. Lawson, which was submitted June 24, 2016.

Response to Lawson

On March 28, 2016, our petition received a comment from John Valenzuela and Donna Yokum, which is now public on the Department of Interior’s Office of Acknowledgment’s website. This document is our tribe’s response to their letter.

Response to Valenzuela