Lee was the author of Walking Where We Lived: Memoirs of a Mono Indian Family, a personal account of his family's history. He was known for preserving and sharing Mono culture and history. “He was so respected in the community, friendly, compassionate, peaceful man that there was,” Oakhurst District 5 Supervisor Tom Wheeler told YourCentralValley.Com. Moye was living in some type of structure on Lee's property, Sierra News Online reported. Authorities found signs of marijuana and drug production there, the sheriff's office said. "Narcotics agents are responding to the scene to continue the investigation. Additional felony charges related to the drug recovery may be pending," the sheriff's office said.
Gaylen Lee is seen giving a bow making demonstration at the Sierra Mono Museum in photos shared on social media in July 2016.
Gaylen Lee screaning with studentPosted by Grandad: Fresno State's Archaeological Field School on Sunday, March 1, 2015
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