Episode 40 – George H. Phillips

Eric Ortega

Episode 17 – George H. Phillips

Pala Life: Past and Present
This episode of Pala Life Past and Present includes an interview with the author George Harwood Phillips. Mr. Phillips wrote many books however in 1974 he wrote a book called “Chiefs and Challengers”. In 2014, he completed a revised edition of the 1974 book. The book is about Indian Resistance and Cooperation in Southern California, 1769 to 1906. The first book covered a period up to 1863. In the interview, he discusses his reasons for writing the book.

I also have a story by Rosinda Nolasques. the story is called “The Coyote and the Wolf”. It is told in the beautiful Pa’enaxily Language. You can find this story in the book “Mulu’Wetam”.

The show ends with a song by the Inter-tribal Bird Singers. This song was recorded at Haskell Indian Nations University.

Eric Ortega
Pala Tribal member Eric Ortega lives on the Pala Indian Reservation with his wife and children. He is very involved with the culture, history and the education of the local community. His show “Pala Life: Past and Present” has won awards from the San Diego Press Club.

Pala Life: Past and Present” is the show where you can hear about the history of Pala Through The Eyes of the people who have lived here. Eric Ortega also produces “Songs of the Southwest” which showcases local Native American traditional songs from Southern California Arizona and Nevada.

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