YOSEMITE NATIVE AMERICAN

Eric Paul Zamora/The Fresno Bee

Tribal elder Les James, right, who is Miwuk-Chukchansi, has worked to return Indian cultural activities to Yosemite. Elder Bill Tucker, background, inspects a village site in Yosemite Valley. In 1851, Indians in the Yosemite area were hunted and killed. In ensuing decades tribes were controlled or driven away.

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