paya4Before the L.A. Aqueduct, Paiute Indians Irrigated Owens Valley

2013 marks the centennial anniversary of the Los Angeles Aqueduct’s construction. The water wars that drained the Owens Valley, enabling the existence of one of the world’s great megalopolises to the south, are today the stuff of literary and cinematic legend. But one group’s story has been left out of the tellings.