The lawyer for the former leader of a small Northern California Indian tribe is asking the community not to prejudge the woman as she faces trial on allegations that she shot and killed four people and tried to kill two others at a tribal meeting considering her eviction.
Investigators were looking into whether Cherie Lash Rhoades had taken federal grants to the Cedarville Rancheria tribe, said the person who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitive nature of the case.
A woman involved in an eviction hearing at an American Indian tribal headquarters near the Oregon border went on a deadly rampage Thursday, killing four people and critically wounding two others in a gun and knife attack, police said.
Highway workers have unearthed artifacts used by a Native American tribe as part of a paving project along Highway 101 north of Novato.
In the United States, November has been set aside to honor the long history and achievements of America’s native people. Celebrate the month by visiting Native American exhibits and historic locations in the San Francisco Bay Area.