Tag Archives: Native Americans

Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights: Lillian St. Cyr, ‘Indian Princess’ of Early Films

Lillian St. Cyr, who took the name Princess Red Wing (frequently rendered as Redwing), Moving Picture World, 1912. Throughout much of her life, Lillian Margaret St. Cyr felt caught between two worlds as she tried to bridge Native American and … Continue reading

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Sept. 18, 1947: Navajo Teenagers Arrive at Sherman Institute

Note: This is an encore post from 2005 and originally appeared on the 1947project. RIVERSIDE—A contingent of 369 Navajo Indian boys and girls from New Mexico and Arizona has arrived at Riverside’s famed Sherman Institute. Many of the youngsters, who … Continue reading

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July 10, 1907: L.A. Times to Native Americans ‘Work or Starve’

  Note: This is an encore post from 2006. July 10, 1907 Los Angeles Among the features of an educational conference being held in Los Angeles is a group of Native American students brought by Francis E. Leupp, the commissioner … Continue reading

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Black L.A. 1947: Judge Backs Racial Ban, Orders Native Americans Out of West Hollywood Home

Feb. 13, 1947: Dorothy Bradley becomes the first African American cashier hired at the Safeway grocery store in Watts. She was hired as the result of a campaign by the Watts Citizens Welfare committee protesting Safeway’s refusal to hired black … Continue reading

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Land Bargain in L.A.: 50 Cents an Acre!

Read the entire edition online at USC, scanned from a copy at the Huntington Library. March 28, 1863: The city of Los Angeles is selling 2,000 acres “within the eastern boundary of the city” at a minimum price of 50 … Continue reading

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Ethnic humor

Jan. 7, 1958 Los AngelesA model of ethnic sensitivity from The Times.  

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