Navy's Bombing Practice Would Encroach on Native American Sacred Land

February 24, 2001

Source: Los Angeles Times

On February 24, 2001, the Los Angeles Times reported that the Navy's plan "to paint a 500-foot, red-and-white bull's-eye on Army property in Upper Stony Valley and use it to teach jet fighter pilots how to drop bombs" is causing many to protest. Among the protesters are "members of the Salinan Nation, landless Native Americans patching together their past, who believe that the world began here."