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There are many cultures in the world with defined guidelines that determine whether one is an adult or still a child. From that determination, the law and society will treat one as an adult with adult responsibilities. Native American tribes signify one’s adulthood in a variety of different ways depending on specific tribal traditions. Ernestine grew up on a small reservation where her family made a home. On the peaceful reservation, Ernestine was allowed to wander and play. She and her family were involved with their tribes traditions that had been handed down for generations…
Oral History, Stockton - CA, California, Native American, History
D'Anza, Jessica. "Perez Family: Ernestine Cardenas (Middle)". (2005). STOCKTONSpeaks! Native American Stories. Oral History 2.
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