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Celebrate Indian Fair Days And Pow Wow

O’NEALS — The 49th annual Indian Fair Days and Pow Wow will be held Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 3-4 at Minarets High. The popular community event, sponsored by the nonprofit Sierra Mono Museum, is the longest-running pow wow in Central California. North Fork and surrounding areas are home to many members of the Mono, a tribe who has lived in ...

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Join In Song And Dance: Indian Fair Days & Pow Wow

NORTH FORK – The nonprofit Sierra Mono Museum invites one and all to share in a celebration of heritage and culture at the 48th Annual Indian Fair Days & Pow Wow, held again this year at Minarets High School, on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 4 – 5. The event is said to be the longest-running pow wow in the state ...

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Haroleen Sue Bethel-Bowlan

Cherished mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend, Haroleen Sue Bethel-Bowlan passed away on July 24, 2018 in Oakhurst California. Haroleen was born on January 10, 1949, the eldest child of Velma Chepo and Harold Bethel. She grew up in North Fork with siblings Sandra, Robert, and Brenda. Haroleen met Frank Smith at Sierra High School and together they had three children, Michelle, ...

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The History Mystery #65

This month we are featuring not so much a Mystery as a celebration of the past from Christina McDonald. “As the Sierra Mono Museum embarks on a new phase in cultural preservation, let us remember the original ground breaking that took place in the 1970’s. Community members please identify the people in the groundbreaking photo. Let us see who you ...

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Mono Storytelling With Local Elders

NORTH FORK– I remember as a child my mother would always tell us stories about the “boogeyman” that came to get little kids at night if they didn’t go to sleep. Those days are long gone and it’s been a while since anyone has told me a story, so I wasn’t sure what to expect when I arrived at the ...

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Mono Storytelling At North Fork Rancheria Community Center

NORTH FORK — The Sierra Mono Museum invites the community to a very special winter event, as elders Gaylen Lee, Leona Chepo and other special guests gather for Mono storytelling. The event is on Saturday, Feb 3, from 1 – 3 p.m. The cost is $5 per person and the public is welcome to attend. Light refreshments will be provided. Come ...

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Local Treasure: What’s Next For Sierra Mono Museum?

NORTH FORK — Tucked away in the exact center of California, the Sierra Mono Museum is conveniently located along the Sierra Vista Scenic Byway, open for visitors to catch a glimpse of Mono lifestyle, and treasures of yesterday and today. This year, Sierra Mono Museum is celebrating 50 years of leadership in the protection and preservation of Western Mono Indian ...

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Gaylen Lee And Leona Chepo: Mono Indian Storytelling

NORTH FORK — The public is invited to come, sit, and listen to Mono storytelling by local Elder and author Gaylen Lee and Elder Leona Chepo. The gathering takes place on Saturday, Feb. 18 from 1 – 3 p.m. at the Sierra Mono Museum, located at 33103 Road 228 in North Fork. Storytelling is only done in the winter, so this is ...

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Mono Indian Storytelling With Gaylen Lee

NORTH FORK — The public is invited to come, sit, and listen to Mono storytelling by local Elder and author Gaylen Lee. The gathering takes place on Saturday, Jan. 21 from 1 – 3 p.m. at the Sierra Mono Museum, located at 33103 Road 228 in North Fork. Gaylen Lee is the author of Walking Where We Lived: Memoirs of a ...

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