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Temecula Valley Historical Society to hear from Pechanga historian

 

Last updated 7/18/2019 at 5:49pm

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Oscar Muñoz, a public historian for the Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians and a doctoral student at the University of California Riverside, is the upcoming speaker for the Temecula Valley Historical Society, July 22.

TEMECULA – Oscar Muñoz, a public historian for the Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians and a doctoral student at the University of California Riverside, will present a program for the Temecula Valley Historical Society at 6 p.m. Monday, July 22, on the 1894 murder of Mary J. Platt.

Muñoz, who researches Native American history of Southern California, will discuss the documentary evidence as well as traditional oral narratives and will analyze possible motives that led to the murder of Platt and the destruction of the Pechanga schoolhouse, Sept. 20, 1894.

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