Portrait of Costo, Jeannette Henry


August 10, 1998

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Jeannette Costo, a strong outspoken leader in the Native American community, discusses the prominent role Native Americans played on the founding of the UC Riverside campus.
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Erickson: You said that you were an orphan and placed in different homes.
When would you say that you left there?

Costo: I didn't leave. I got kicked out.
You mean when I was able to go out on my own?

Erickson: Yes.

Costo: When I was about seven.

Erickson: Oh, Jeannette! My goodness.

Costo: I have a picture I've been trying to find of me and my brother.
A couple of... dressed in rags going from one place to the other.
I'll find it and send it to you.

Questions Regarding this Oral History Project should be directed to Jan Erickson at jan.erickson@ucr.edu.