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Bill Bucknam, top photo, a retired teacher and guest lecturer, made a presentation for the Historical Society’s Memories Day on Thursday, April 14. A good crowd turned out for the program at the Riverbank Historical Museum and learned of the local Native Americans who occupied the area near Riverbank in the 1800s. Bucknam described how the Mexican Army, led by General Guadalupe Vallejo, went to war against Chief Estanislao, of the local Yokut Tribe. Bucknam is also a docent at the McHenry Museum. At side, Bucknam shows a photo of an acorn storage bin of the local Youkuts, part of the Laquismas tribe that inhabited the Stanislaus and San Joaquin county areas of the Central Valley, including Riverbank.

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