OP 15362-386

(Documentary Artifact): One b/w photographic print of Mr. James (Santiago) Banegas, wearing a police uniform, posing outdoors with his family at his Capitan Grande home. James Banegas was a policeman on the Volcan Indian reservation. From left to right: Catherine Banegas (Welch), Bill Banegas (standing in front of Catherine), James (Santiago) Banegas, Lenora Wypook Phoenix Banegas (carrying baby), Johnny Banegas (standing in front of Lenora), Rosa Banegas, Margaret Banegas (face obscured by baby’s hand), Joseph Banegas, and Manuel Banegas.

Notes on verso of print:
OP 15362-386/ 86:15900-1349/ IN REF BOOK/ Mr. James (Santiago) Banegas/ and family at his Capitan/ home./ For Mauricia/ From [Stamped:] ED H. DAVIS/ Mesa Grande, Calif./ c 1917

*According to additional information provided by the community on 8/2011: Rosa and Manuel Banegas were the siblings of James Banegas.

*According to additional information provided by the community on 10/2011: James Banegas was shot in a dispute about keeping people from drinking. He didn’t die of this though. Lenora is the wife of James Banegas.

**According to additional information provided by the community on 5/2012: Info about shooting: Agent and police accounts tell of James Banegas and other Indian Policeman patroled a fiesta in Campo in 1928 where James and Mariano Blacktooth from Pala were wounded and both men did die of wounds.