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Children’s Book About Orange County’s Native Americans Debuts

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A new children’s book, “‘Ehéngmay and the Raven,” focusing on the Native American cultures of Orange County, and written by Jeannine Pedersen-Guzman, associate curator for archaeology at the John D. Cooper Archaeological and Paleontological Center, debuts at this Saturday’s (June 10) “Uncovering Hidden Histories in Orange County” at Irvine Ranch Historic Park. Pedersen-Guzman, will give two book readings at 10:30 a.m. and noon at the event, which is free and open to the public.  

The Cooper Center — a partnership between CSUF and OC Parks — and the Orange County Historical Commission sponsored a printing of 600 books, which will be donated and distributed in the fall to public elementary schools in Orange County. The book project is a collective effort of the Cooper Center, OC Parks, the Orange County Historical Commission and the Orange County Department of Education.