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Tribe braces for trouble during ritual on Lake Shasta

Jul 24, 2010 3:00:00 AM - latimes.com
The Winnemem Wintu, who aren't federally recognized, have no power to block expected hecklers from their four-day ceremony this weekend.

The last time members of a Northern California Indian tribe held a coming-of-age ceremony beside a popular river, they were heckled by boaters. Drunks yelled racial taunts, jet-ski engines roared and a woman flipped down her bathing-suit top as she passed them.