Jack Norton (Hupa/Cherokee) is a former Costo Chair at UCR and retired professor at Humboldt State University. In 1979, Rupert Costo and the American Indian Historical Society published Jack’s original study, Genocide in Northwestern California, the first book to analyze the
attempted extermination of California Indians during the Gold Rush. Jana Rivers-Norton is a retired professor of Literary Studies and Psychology. Her books and articles are numerous. In 2005, The California Humanities Story Fund Grant recognized her chapbook for her book, Told from the Heart: Stories of California’s Native Women.

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