Join California Historical Society for a celebration and discussion of the famed and historic Modoc War translator, Toby Riddle with Charlene Jackson and Debbie Riddle, two of her descendants. Listen to Debbie, Charlene, and others as they talk about the examination of their family's history through research, storytelling, oral history, and writing. Debbie will do a presentation on the history and legacy of Toby Riddle. Charlene will share personal anecdotes’ and images of the Riddle family.
Debbie Riddle has provided historical content for exhibitions at museums like the California Museum in Sacramento as well as at Oakland Museum of California. She continues to do presentations on Toby Riddle/Winema. Charlene Jackson is deeply involved in her family's history as well as the history and continued vitality of the Klamath and Modoc people. She has run multiple powwows and her family participates in the Modoc Ancestral Run each year. She helped start the family drum circle, Screaming Eagle. Charlene's husband, now deceased, and Charlene use to travel all over the west coast doing presentations on being a family, musicians, their drum circle, and on living a sober life style He was also a descendant of Winema.
They are both featured in CHS' exhibition, Native Portraits: Contemporary Tintypes by Ed Drew
Image: Toby Riddle (Winema) and Her Son Jeff Photographer unknown? 1876 Albumen print? Collection of the Klamath County Museum, Klamath Falls, Oregon.