An 1891 petition to the United States government from the Indigenous people of the Yosemite Valley in the central Sierras offers a blistering indictment of the settler-colonial expropriation of their homeland and a counter narrative to conservationists who have debated for more than a century the impact of flooding the Hetch Hetchy Valley to provide water to San Francisco.
"This Land is Their Land,"
Eastern Sierra History Journal:
Vol. 2, Article 2.
Available at: https://scholarship.claremont.edu/eshj/vol2/iss1/2