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Margarita Brittain Booklet

Margarita Brittain Booklet

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An information booklet on Margarita Brittain, a fullblood Kupa (Cupa, Cupeno) Indian from Warner's Hot Springs relocated to Pala in 1903 during the removal and relocation of the Kupa. Margarita Brittain and her children received allotments at Pala and became part of the Pala Band of Mission Indians.
An information booklet on Margarita Brittain, a fullblood Kupa (Cupa, Cupeno) Indian from Warner's Hot Springs relocated to Pala in 1903 during the removal and relocation of the Kupa. Margarita Brittain and her children received allotments at Pala and became part of the Pala Band of Mission Indians.

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Margarita Brittain Fullblood Kupa IndianPala Allotment Roll# 25
 
Margarita Brittain (Britten) was a fullblood Kupa Indian and lived at the Village of Kupa(Warner’s Hot Springs/Agua Caliente) until 1903 when her and her children were movedto Pala. Margarita had seven children: Casilda Welmas, Miguela Brittain, MariaAntonia Brittain, James (Santiago) Brittain, Esperanza Trujillo, Martha Reggetti, andJuana Reggetti. Margarita and her children all received allotments at Pala.
 
All the 162 disenrolled Pala Members are lineal descendants of Margarita Brittainpossessing 1/16 Blood of the Pala Band. For over 50 years our Articles of Association,Custom and Tradition, and the Pala Constitution has defined the membershiprequirements of the Pala Band of Mission Indians as:Articles of Association2. Membership.A.The membership of the Band shalI consist of:(l) Those persons whose names appear on the Pala Allotment Rolls as approved by theSecretary of the Interior on April 12, 1895, and November 3, 1913, who are living on thedate of approval by the Commissioner of these Articles.(2) AII living descendants of persons on the Allotment RolIs covered In Section 2. A(l)regardless of whether the original allottees are living or deceased, provided that suchdescendants have one-sixteenth (1/16) or more degree of Indian blood of the Band.Pala Constitution:Section I. MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTSThe membership of the Band shall consist of:A) Those persons whose names appear on the Pala Allotment Roll as approved by theSecretary of the Interior on April 12, 1895, and November 3, 1913, who were livingon the date of approval of the Pala Band's original Articles of Association by theCommissioner ofIndian Affairs.B) All living descendants of persons on the Allotment Rolls covered in Section (I)above regardless of whether the original allottees are living or deceased, providedthat they are direct lineal descendants and have one-sixteenth (1/16) or moredegree of Indian blood of the Pala Band.Based on our Custom and Tradition, the Articles of Association, and Pala’s Constitutionall 162 disenrolled members of the Pala Band of Mission Indians should remain enrolledat Pala. The BIA has reviewed the appeals of the 162 members and agrees they shouldremain enrolled with Pala.Within this packet documents are enclosed demonstrating Margarita Brittain’s blooddegree.

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