Times Past

March 22, 2014

Annual 'Ramona' play depicts travails of California's Native Americans

In 1923 the community of Hemet created an amphitheater to present an annual play, "Ramona," Helen Hunt Jackson's heart-wrenching love story a young woman of mixed race and her Native American husband struggling to survive in 19th century California.

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About Dan Krieger

Dan Krieger

Dan Krieger is a professor emeritus of history at Cal Poly and past president of the California Mission Studies Association.