From the Mailbag
We received this letter from Jessie Durant, a local resident and Paiute tribal elder, regarding the Winter 1998 Newsletter:
"I was happy to see reference made to 'Kutzadika'a,' the traditional name of the Paiute people from Mono Lake. In the future it would be wonderful to also acknowledge the original Paiute names of places like Rush Creek ('Whu-gue-te'), the Narrows ('Thu-ba-tze-ga'), and the east side of Mono Lake ('Pa-bee-pa-te'). By recognizing the names that Paiutes gave to these places we can better appreciate the different meanings and uses that people have attached to our local geography--throughout history to the present day."