NOT FOR RELEASE

Photo and Caption
by Gary G. BALLARD

HISTORIC NATIVE AMERICAN POVERTY

LOS COYOTES INDIAN RESERVATION, JULY 1998 — A Cahuilla Indian family poses alongside the 8– by 13–foot travel trailer that they lived in together for the past two years. This home, like many others on California Indian reservations is without electricity and running water.

Just two months earlier, the Native American Family family was moved into an adjacent new 24– by 46–foot, three–bedroom home (with electricity & water) as part of a program, sponsored by national and California gaming tribes, to aid the nongaming tribes in their historical conditions of poverty.

I took a series of images and made 30- by 50-inch B&W prints for exhibition at trade and political events.

Photo by G. Ballard, San Diego
Agency: Waltona Manion and Associates