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Historical Women Who Rocked: Katherine Siva Saubel

May 6th, 2013

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Katherine Siva Saubel was a member of the Cahuilla Indian tribe of California and one of the last speakers of the Cahuilla language.  As a child, Saubel attended a public school where she was told to speak only in English and saw other Native American children beaten for speaking their native language.  Though she witnessed the firsthand affects of not abandoning her background, she felt it was important to preserve the Cahuilla language and she spent a lifetime ensuring her culture was not erased from history. Read the rest of this entry »