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.
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