Ince Ledger

The Case:

Who were "Two Lance and Wife" and "Luke Big Turnip and Wife?" And why did the New York Motion Picture Company pay them between $7.50 and $9.50 a week?

Two Castaic, CA teens found a 1915 ledger in their great grandfather's attic after he  passed away. They found the names of more than thirty American Indians listed in this ledger. 

The young ladies turn to History Detectives host Eduardo Pagán to find out more about these Native Americans. How did they earn their pay?  And were they treated fairly?

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Eduardo Pagán Location:
Los Angeles and Topanga State Park, California

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