Anne Hathaway was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame last week.
She began her speech by thanking the people that care for the land under the stars. She recognized the people the land belonged the Tongva.
From ABC News:
Oscar-winner Anne Hathaway received her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame Thursday and used her acceptance speech to shine a light on the “indigenous people” of the area.
In thinking “more deeply” about this honor and what it means to her, Hathaway said she thought long and hard about the land underneath the stars on the Walk of Fame.
Full Video of Anne Hathaway's Start Speech
About Gabrielino-Tongva Tribe
A California Indian Tribe is historically known as San Gabriel Band of Mission Indians
The “18 lost treaties” recognized the Tongva but were never adopted. In 1950, under the Eisenhower policy of “Assimilation” of Native American Tribes, the Gabrielino-Tongva were effectively terminated.
The Mexican-American War was settled by the Treaty of Guadalupe, which ceded California to the United States. Section 1 of the protocol attachk, I’m makign a change to a page that hasn’t been touched to the Treaty required the United States to maintain and protect California Indians, including the Gabrielino Tribe recognized to inhabit the geographic area of the Los Angeles Basin, in the free enjoyment of their liberty, property and religion.
In 1851-53, three U.S. Government Treaty Commissioners appointed by President Fillmore signed the 18 “lost treaties”, setting aside 8.5 million acres in California for Indian reservations in return for the Indians’ quitclaim to 75 million acres of California land. After lobbying by California business interests, the U.S. Senate refused to ratify any of the Treaties, instead placing an “injunction of secrecy” on the documents for 50 years. They were discovered in a locked desk drawer in the Senate Archives in 1905.
The approximately 1.2 million acres promised to the Gabrielino Tribe and other Mission Indians included 50,000 acres on the San Sebastian Reserve at the Tejon Pass at the edge of Los Angeles County, a temporary reservation to which a number of Gabrielino families had been relocated. This 50,000-acre reserve was never officially taken into trust, but instead ended up as the private property of the Superintendent of Indian Affairs, Edward Beale, who incorporated it into his newly named “Tejon Ranch“.
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