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Cultural tour of Ishi Wilderness resonates

Eighteen participants from Plumas and Lassen counties, Chico and Hanford met at Potato Patch Campground on July 13to tour the Ishi Wilderness, located approximately 40 miles west of Chester in Tehama County.

The group toured the Ishi Marker, a tribute to the last known member of the Native American Yahi people. Maidu historian and author Beverly Ogle shared stories of her childhood and ways of life in the Ishi Wilderness area. Participants learned about Ishi’s relationship to the wilderness and the long fight to repatriate his remains to the landscape where he lived.

The Ishi Wilderness tour was offered by Sierra Institute, which offers several tours exploring the cultural, historical and natural resources of Plumas and neighboring counties.

The next tour, called Sustainable  Forestry, takes place Friday, Aug. 30. More information is available on the nonprofit organization’s website www.sierrainstitute.us.

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