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Return of the Boise Valley People event takes place Friday

Descendants of the original Boise Valley people — members of the Burns Paiute, Shoshone-Paiute, Fort McDermitt Paiute, Warm Springs Paiute and the Shoshone-Bannock tribes — will gather at Quarry View Park in Boise on June 14 to share stories and remember their ancestors who were forcibly removed by soldiers from the Boise Valley in the late 1800s when silver and gold was discovered.

The tribes will have informational booths and will present various cultural demonstrations, including tribal dances, during the event which takes place from 1 to 5 p.m. at 2150 E. Old Penitentiary Road.

Quarry View Park, where Castle Rock is located, is a spiritual gathering place for tribal people and many return to offer prayers for ancestors who are buried at the site.

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