(Documentary Artifact): One b/w photographic print of a girl, Catherine Banegas, posing outdoors in front of a wooden structure. She wears a striped-print dress, dark-colored stockings and boots.
Notes on verso of print:
OP 15362-511/ 86:15900-1491/ IN REF BOOK/ 65/ [Possibly written by Davis:] Katherine Banegas/ Capitan Grande/ Aug 1917
*According to additional information provided by the community on 8/2011: She was known as Catherine rather than Katherine.
*According to additional information provided by the community on 10/2011: Catherine (Welch) Banegas came from Capitan Grande. She was born in 1908 and would be 9 years old in this photo. She married Edward (Eddie) I. Welch and had five children, Maxine, Virginia, Margaret, Edward, Robert.
**According to additional information provided by the community on 5/2012: Catherine Nieves Banegas (Juculisal) born Sept. 24, 1908 in Inaja (Cosmit) to James Juculasal Banegas, born about 1876 in San Felipe (Warner’s Area). Mother is Lenora Wypook, born about 1880’s in Inaja Cosmit. First woman chief for Southern California for 20 years. Chief at Barona Reservation. Married Edward Izar Welch from Wheeling, West Virginia.
***According to additional information provided on 12/2011 by a member of the E.H. Davis Project Scholar Advisory Committee: This is Catherine Banegas Welch. As an adult, she served the longest, as of 2011, with a continuous administration of 20 years as Barona Chairwoman 1948-1968.