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Title supplied by cataloger.; Image is a reproduction.; Print is unavailable. Glenda Ahhaitty was born in Phillips, Texas and is of Cherokee, French, and English descent. She moved as a child with her family to Anaheim, California in 1954. As a junior in high school she began working at the newly-opened Disneyland in the Indian Village store. While working there she met her husband, who was Kiowa and Comanche. They married in 1960 and had four children. She attended Fullerton Community College (now Fullerton College) and then worked at a greeting card company for 10 years. In 1972 she got a job at Rockwell International in Downey, where she worked for 15 years, and worked in space shuttle development, engineering business management, public and government relations, and as a board draftsman. She also obtained her B.S. in Public Administration and an A.A. in Computer Science during this time. She spent 6 years at McDonnell-Douglas working on C-17 missile systems. She also worked with the American Indian Engineering Society, Indians in Federal Government, and the L.A. City County Indian Commission. " Walter performs a hoop dance at Knott's Berry Farm. Etta and other members of Red Tipi Descendants are in the background.
1 photographic print :b&w ;17 x 24 cm. Photographic prints
Indian dance--North America Native Americans--Clothing Dancers--California--Buena Park Amusement parks--California--Buena Park Knott's Berry Farm (Buena Park, Calif. : Amusement park) Buena Park (Calif.) Shades of L.A. Collection photographs Shades of L.A. Native American photographs